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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1470 on: April 29, 2022, 09:01:04 AM »
THE Original Conwy Pirate Festival is set to return on May 14 and 15, with a pirate ship set to attack the harbour and the castle.

The popular event is to return for the first time since 2019 due to restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic in the previous two years.

As well as a pirate invasion of Conwy, music, games and more are also planned, including a crabbing competition, barrel rolling and keg races, a performance from “The Old Time Sailors”, and walking the plank.

http://www.conwypirates.com/

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1471 on: May 13, 2022, 09:59:53 AM »
THE ORIGINAL Conwy Pirate Festival is set to return to the town this weekend after three years of postponement due to Covid-19.

For more information, go to: www.conwypirates.com.

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1472 on: May 18, 2022, 09:58:06 AM »
The Original Conwy Pirate Festival awash with visitors!

One of the biggest events in the Conwy calendar, and made a triumphant return to the medieval walled town with stalls, rides and contests proving popular with patrons.

The event was organised by the ‘Pirate Captain” Toby Tunstall from the Knight Shop, and Chair of the Conwy Chamber of Trade.

The quay was full of pirate enthusiasts who saw Conwy return to its pre-pandemic days, with pirate-themed games by Glipso Woodworking, a pirate treasure hunt around town organised by Cleave Court guest house, the Conwy mermaid and performances from Inferno fire.

cont and photo gallery (9)   https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/20145383.avast-ye-original-conwy-pirate-festival-awash-visitors/

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1473 on: May 18, 2022, 11:52:23 AM »
It was a fun weekend and very busy, well done to the organisers.  $3towns$

I see Drew Pritchard shut his shop last week and now a sold sign has appeared in the window. I can understand why - he would have got a great price for it in the current market and with most sales going through the website, moving stock from the warehouse into the shop, then back to the warehouse for shipping probably made the shop seem a bit redundant at times. Wonder if he is moving away from the area? I think his shop was good for the town as was the TV show.

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1474 on: May 20, 2022, 11:23:47 AM »
It is a pity that Drew Pritchard has closed his shop in Conwy. I think it must have brought some trade to the town, plus visitors to stay in the area. It was covered in the press:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/salvage-hunters-star-drew-pritchard-23998579

https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/salvage-hunters-tv-star-closed-24005682

https://en.celebrity.tn/is-salvage-hunters-still-being-made/

He has said he is moving to "new pastures". I did read something about him going to Gloucestershire. In the Salvage Hunters he often talks of liking Somerset. I think Salvage Hunters did much to promote North Wales generally. It is a shame.

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1475 on: May 24, 2022, 09:50:33 AM »
North Wales restaurant group Dylan’s will open a store at the former site of Drew Pritchard’s Antiques in Conwy - with plans for a restaurant on the upper floors in the future. The Salvage Hunters star revealed last week that the emporium on High Street had closed as he looked for “new pastures”.

Now it has been confirmed that the site has been snapped up by Dylan’s who plan to open their second Baked Goods General Store this summer. The first store in Menai Bridge was a lockdown success story and created eight full time jobs in its first year, proving an instant hit on the Anglesey high street.    refDP


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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1476 on: May 25, 2022, 11:56:51 AM »
IT is the end of an era for policing in Conwy.

After 162 years of being an operational police building, Conwy Police Station has closed its doors.

Located in Lancaster Square in Conwy, this iconic Grade 2 listed building was built in the 1860s and has been a police station ever since.

For more than a decade, the station has been occupied by Conwy Neighbourhood Policing Team, consisting of up to seven officers.

But, due to the size, age and work required on the building, the difficult decision has been made to sell the building and re-locate the team to Rose Hill Street.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team has re-located to the Mauriau Building, above the Tourist Information Centre on Rose Hill Street, just a few minutes’ walk down the road.   ref pioneer