Abergele ...Closed Community Centre Gifted to the people not the Councills!"


I learned something today that the Countess of Dundonald who paid for it to be built gave it to the people of Abergele NOT the council so they haven’t got the right to close it?

And there was no public consultation on a public building either!

Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald (Welsh: Winifred, Iarlles Dundonald) was born on 16 April 1859. She was a philanthropist, a Lady of Grace of the Order of St John, Marchioness of Maranham, and was known within Wales by her bardic nameRhiannon. She was the Welsh wife of Douglas Mackinnon Baillie Hamilton Cochrane (1852–1935).

Winifred was the second daughter and sole heir of Robert Bamford Hesketh and Ellen Jones-Bateman. She was born into the royal house of Marchudd ap Cynan, the founder of the VIII Noble Tribe of North Wales. Cynan's descendants, the Lloyds of Plas yn y Gwrych were based in the Parish of Abergele, where Winifred, through her ancestors shared co-sanguinity with Llywelyn the Great.

It has to be said that she was an outstanding and pioneering woman. She did a lot for our community and culture.

And now someone has just requested this 

Dear Conwy County Borough Council,

Please can the council provide a copy of the deeds and original bequest from Winifred, Countess of Dundonald for the Abergele Community Centre, Market St, Abergele LL22 7BP, see

thank you

Yours faithfully,


And #Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winifred,_Countess_of_Dundonald


  1. The council really are dirt, rumours have it that the whole site and the surgery are to be cleared for housing!

  2. McCoubrey needs to be sacked


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