Newsletter August 2010

Town Mayor Visits Conlan Students

On the 10th August a group of 14 students visiting from the Friuli region of northern Italy had the honour of a question and answer session with Councillor Malcolm Medlicott, Abergele Town Mayor. During their stay, the students had conducted street interviews around Abergele asking local people what they liked and disliked about the area. The students then put the findings from the interviews in to a letter which was sent to the local town council.
On receiving the letter Mayor Medlicott was delighted to give up time from his busy schedule to meet and chat with the group arriving at Conlan School dressed in his full regalia. The students took the opportunity to ask the Mayor questions relating to their experiences in Abergele and also accepted a kind invite to go walking with the Mayor around some of Abergele’s scenic woodland.
The students and Conlan School would like to thank Councillor Medlicott, Abergele Town Mayor for showing such interest in their project and for the opportunity to spend a delightful afternoon walking.

Conwy River Festival
07/08/10 to 15/08/10

The relaxed atmosphere surrounding the Conwy River Festival has been a major factor of its success over traditional regattas. There really is something for everyone at the Conwy River Festival, from performance racing, cruiser racing, one-design classes as well as for classic yachts and tan sailed traditional working boats.
The event will be rounded off with a whole weekend of entertainment and live music with the quay being turning in to a mini music festival. There will be a variety of bands playing long in to the night.

Denbigh & Flint County Show

One of the largest one day shows in North Wales is happening this month. The Denbigh & Flint County Show continues to grow bigger and better each year. There will be a whole host of rural equine & agricultural activities, featuring a wide variety of livestock and rare-breeds. Shepherds show off their best in our splendid sheep section - Welsh Mountain - both Black and White, the spectacular Jacob, Suffolks, Border Leicester, Blue Faced Leicester, Lleyn, Texel, British Charollais, Welsh Half-Bred, Welsh Mule, the Rare Greyface Dartmoor and many others within the 'Any other breed' sections. 100's of sheep of all shapes and sizes, shown by shepherds as young as four and five! There are also competitions, traders, food hall demos and vintage vehicles. Whether you are a farmer or not, this is a family day out with something for everyone.

Conwy Honey Fair

The 700 year old charter fair, founded by Edward 1st, held in Conwy High Street and Lancaster Square is held every September. Honey stalls, crafts, plants and local produce are on offer with stall space being free of charge and donations going towards the beekeeping charity Bees for Development. Local beekeepers can sell about a tonne of their honey by lunchtime!