Author: The Bangor Aye

New Plans For Former Jewson Site

New plans have been submitted to Gwynedd Council for the development of 77 apartments in 4 buildings, at the former Jewson Ltd Penlon Works in Bangor. The site, at the lower end of the High Street, would also include the construction of a new vehicular access with the provision of internal roads and car parking areas and associated facilities. Previous planning applications for the site, from Hughes Brothers Limited of Llangefni, for 161 student flats were rejected in 2011, after strong opposition from Bangor City Council and residents who staged protests and sent letters and emails of objection, the...

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Bangor Cathedral Damage Revealed

More pictures have been released of the damage caused by vandals during a break in at Bangor Cathedral, on Friday 18th August 2017. The Cathedral remained closed for several days following the attack and a fund raising page has now been set up after the extent and cost of the repairs has become clear.   A community concert was held on Monday when local musicians performed to raise funds towards both repairing the damage caused and also the commissioning of an art-work to commemorate this generation’s strong links with the Cathedral and Bangor’s community spirit. The costs of the...

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Harry Potter Film Fest at Pontio

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ which first introduced us to the wizarding world of Hogwarts. Six other ‘Harry Potter’ books were subsequently published, the the series ending with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007. The works were also turned into eight blockbuster films, making names of then-child actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, Pontio will be showing all 8 films on the big screen next month. The films will be shown between 16th-24th September....

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John McClelland Interview

Bangor City recently interviewed former Northern Ireland, Leeds United, Watford and Glasgow Rangers player John McClelland when he watched his former club Bangor City in the Welsh premier game against Carmarthen. John McClelland joined Bangor City in 1976 after being released by Cardiff, initially signing for Bangor as a forward McClelland went 15 games without scoring, he was working in a fish factory in Caernarfon, dropped from the first team and was on the verge of being sacked, until Bangor, who were facing a game without a recognised centre half, gave McClelland a second chance. McClelland never looked back, the...

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Cricket: Bangor Crowned Champions!

Bangor Cricket Club have won the North Wales Premier League with one game to spare. Having set the pace for most of the season, Bangor needed to beat St.Asaph to avoid a final day showdown with last year’s champions and local rivals Menai Bridge next week. The game at Bangor’s Ty Newydd ground was reduced to 25 overs per team because of rain. With Bangor winning the toss and electing to field, St.Asaph set about their task, Nathanael Scott top scoring with 52 for the visitors. St.Asaph reached 120-8 from their allotted overs, leaving Bangor an achievable but by...

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