Author: The Bangor Aye

Letter about The Beatles visit to Bangor up for auction

A handwritten letter from John Lennon’s Aunt, Mimi Smith, which dates from September 1967 and refers to The Beatles visit to Bangor, is set to be auctioned next weekend. The Beatles visited Bangor on 25th August 1967 to attend a conference at the Normal College, now the University’s Management Centre, led by Maharishi Yogi, a guru in Transcendental Meditation. The visit to Bangor however was tragically cut short, after the group heard the news on Sunday 27th August, that their manager Brian Epstein had died age 32, following an overdose of sleeping pills. In the letter to a Beatles...

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Pedestrian seriously injured near Bangor

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured after being involved in a collision with a car in Pentir, near Bangor, last night, Saturday, 18th August. Police were called to a report of a collision on the A4244 in Efail Castell, Pentir, shortly before 11pm, which involved a Black VW Golf Plus and a male pedestrian. The Ambulance Service attend the incident and took the man to Ysbyty Gwynedd where he currently remains. PC Leigh McCann of the Roads Policing Unit said: “We are appealing to anybody who may have been travelling along the...

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Final goodbyes to Ysgol Friars deputy headteacher Gareth Parry

The funeral of Ysgol Friars deputy headteacher Gareth Parry, who died suddenly last Wednesday evening, will be held at Bangor crematorium on 24th August at 11am. Gareth’s wife Zoe has extended an open invitation to anyone who would like to attend to pay their respects. Ysgol Friars headteacher, Neil Foden, said: “Gareth was a brilliant deputy headteacher who made a huge contribution to the successful school which Friars is today. “He was one of the kindest men I have ever met and one of the best friends I have ever had. His passing will leave a huge hole in...

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Goetre Uchaf Housing Development Wins Excellence Award

The ‘Goetre Uchaf’ Housing development in Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, has received the ‘Best Volume Housebuilder’ development award for Gwynedd in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards 2018. The Redrow development, which offers family friendly homes situated off Penrhos Road, was recognised for building excellence and going “that extra mile” in LABC’s highly respected county construction awards. Judges were impressed by the design and construction of three and four-bedroom homes all built to an exceptional standard, right the way from the kitchen cupboards to the paintwork and the fixtures and fittings. For Goetre Uchaf’s site manager Steve Jones,...

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Extras required for major TV series to be filmed in Bangor

Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd, a leading ‘Extras Agency’ for Feature Films and TV productions across the UK and Ireland, are looking for extras for a ‘major TV series‘ which will be filmed in Bangor and the surrounding areas between September and October 2018. The company, which has recently supplied extras for Christopher Robin, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Last Witness and Terminal, are looking for both males and females of all ages (16½-90), following casting specific dates for filming will depend on the roles that you are suitable for. To register as an extra, please visit If you are already...

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