Category Archives: Aberystwyth Prom

Xmas Pie

This programme captures so much about Aberystwyth history. In WW2 the town was a major base for initial training for the RAF. This performance brought the military and the town together in the iconic King’s Hall to raise money for … Continue reading

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‘I do like to stroll along the prom, prom, prom [& to establish a date for the demolition of the 1936 bandstand kiosk], where the brass band plays diddly om pom pom …’

The controversial new bandstand building now nearing completion on Aberystwyth seafront retains a ring of columns from the 1936 bandstand, built to mark the coronation of George VI. The fate of the bandstand’s short-lived central kiosk has long puzzled local … Continue reading

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Aberystwyth Pier – 150 years of history

In 1864 the railway arrived in Aberystwyth bringing with it a wave of enthusiasm regarding the growth of the town as ‘the Biarritz of Wales’. It saw the development of hotels and the building of a pier on Aberystwyth promenade. … Continue reading

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Oh we do like to be beside the sea-side! But not too near, obviously.

We’ve just mounted a new display at Ceredigion Archives. It’s quite a small display because we probably have the smallest display space of any archives anywhere, consisting, as it does of an old wooden, glass-fronted cabinet on little sticky legs … Continue reading

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