Author: The Bangor Aye

Australian family asks for help tracing Bangor ancestry

A woman who’s grandfather was born in Bangor before emigrating to Australia, is asking for help tracing her family tree. Jo Hutchins is tracing her family tree and has traced her grandfather, William Alun Jones, who was born in Bangor on 10th November 1936, she is now trying to search records for his father. William and his wife Carole emigrated out to Australia when their son Gareth (Jo‘s father) was just 4 years old. Jo, who still lives in Australia, explains: “My grandparents, William and Carole Jones emigrated out to Australia when my father (Gareth Jones) was 4 years...

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International Students Go Green Around Bangor

A team of 30 enthusiastic international students from Bangor University got together last Saturday for a cleaner planet! They spent 3 hours picking up (a lot of) litter around upper and lower Bangor as part of a new project organised by the International Student Support Office – called Internationals Go Green. The initiative consists of a series of trips and events aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues, sustainability and wellbeing among students. In addition, all their events are organised together with other University Departments (with UNDEB Bangor this time) and Local Organisations to enhance the Student Experience to...

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Bangor Remembrance Sunday parade and wreath laying ceremony 2017

This year’s City of Bangor Remembrance Sunday parade and wreath laying ceremony will be held on Sunday, 12th November, 2017. A Parade will start at Bangor Clock at 9.20am making its way through the High Street, and arriving at the Cathedral in time for the start of the Service at 9.45am. Following the service at the Cathedral the parade will then march to Cenotaph shortly before 11am where there will be a short service and two minutes silence followed by a wreath laying ceremony. Following the ceremony, the parade will then march from the Cenotaph along Deiniol Road and will...

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Local MP backs calls to curb the number of ‘To Let’ signs in Bangor

Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon, Hywel Williams, is backing calls to curb the number of ‘To Let’ signs across the City of Bangor, following concerns about the impact the proliferation of such letting boards is having on the character of local streets. The Arfon MP is responding to concerns raised by Plaid Cymru Councillors across Bangor, who have been working with Gwynedd Council officers and partner organisations, including Bangor Students Union to try and reduce the number of signs across the city. Suggested options include a voluntary Code of Conduct for letting agencies such as restricting signage...

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Group from Bangor Cathedral visit nursery schools in Uganda

On Sunday 8th October, a group from the Diocese of Bangor departed for Lira in Northern Uganda, where they visited the Good Hope nursery schools, which are supported by people from the Churches. Charles and Helen Owens (Bro Dwynwen) were joined by Canons Kath Rogers and Emlyn Williams as well as Canon Robert and Kath Townsend, from Bangor Cathedral. The group then visited the nursery schools in Omot, Lira, Banglada Landings and Kayoga Fishing Village. They also be took part in worship in churches around Lira on Sunday 15 October and met with friends, old and new, in the...

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