Sunday, 29 July 2007

Simpsons Movie

Yesteday I went with the family to see the new Simpsons move and I must say it's is well worth a viewing if you need a few laughs! Here's my attempt at an Avitar on the Simposons movie website.

This is me 'Gart' walking down the High Street!


Feanol Tickets up for Grabs with Bangor Eye

Hi everyone,

BangorEye is buzzing with the line up of this years Faenol Event. We have been covering this event for the last four years through our sister website and this year promises to be a cracker.

Read all about it on and enter our completely free to enter competition for tickets to EVERY night! No need to even pay for a stamp.

We have 2 x seated ticket for the Girls Aloud, Shane Ward amd Jamelia concert and 2 tickets each for the Opera Night, The Hills are Alive Night and the Welsh Tân y Ddraig Night.

Girls Aloud open the proceedings and we hope to bring you some great photos of the girls on stage. Can't think of a better subject to take photos of!!!!!

If you have and accommodations business in the area, then you should really join the others advertising with us on our websites and not lose out.
Enter our free competition Here
See you back here sooooon!

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Bangor University Memorial Arch Raising funds

Can you help the good people at Bangor University raise funds to restore the Memorial Arch at Bangor?

We have taken the text below with permission from the University website. If you feel you can help then phone them, email them or even throw money at them, but do something and do it right now to preserve the city's history.

Please read on.......

We shall not forget the heroes of North Wales who fell in the Great War.
Bangor University, in partnership with community organisations, is raising funds for the conservation of the North Wales Heroes’ Memorial Arch. Within this unique building are oak panels inscribed with the names of over 8,500 soldiers, sailors, and airmen who fell in the First World War, arranged by parish within county.
The building of the Memorial Arch, which opened in 1923, was made possible by generous support from the community. Today, we are again asking individuals and organisations from North Wales and beyond to support the Memorial Arch, ensuring that it is preserved for generations to come.
To make a gift or request further information, please contact the Development Office.
Development Office University of Wales Bangor Athrolys Bangor Gwynedd
Tel: 01248 382594 Fax: 01248 383268Email:

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Bangor City Supporters Association

Hi everyone,
I received a very pleasant and informative email today from the Bangor City Supporters Association and I think it is an excellent idea that we include details of this on the website.

Ideally we would like to include a match reports on the teams progress throughout the season and invite members and supporters to take photos and send them to us with a match report perhaps? If you are interested in being our very own Bangor City match reporter, then please contact us here at BangorEye and we will arrange it for you. The next event on their calendar is on Sunday August 26th Bangor City Legends against Everton Legends! Are there any offers to cover this event for us? If so get in touch with us now!

The group also have their own well made website ( , but we would like to include as much as we can on the BangorEye website as well.

The same offer applies to any other organisation of this sort as well. So get in touch with us today and support the city, support what's going on in the city and through it all support BangorEye -Keeping an Eye on Bangor!

Here is the email we received. UP THE BLUES!

Dear Editor

I would be grateful if you would include our Association on Bangor Eye and in future consider including the events organised by the association on your events page of the site.

Bangor City Supporters' Association is a body independent of Bangor City Football Club, but with a real voice in running the Club. The Supporters' Association Chair is automatically a member of the Board of the Football Club and there is now a regular exchange of views and news between Supporters' Association members and the directors of the Club. The Supporters' Association has also received shares from the Club in recognition of the increasing support that it has been able to provide.

Funds raised by the Supporters' Association have already contributed towards the signing-on fees of important first-team players, assisting with the financial commitments of the club as agreed by members and have also purchased training equipment for the Club's Youth Academy.
Formed in 2004, the Association holds social and fundraising events, such as Sportsman's Dinners, Casino Nights, Annual 7-a-side Tournament, Veterans' Cup, Annual Duck Race, BBQs, Matchday Raffle, Big Prize Raffles, SA merchandise and many other events aimed at getting supporters together, raising funds for all sections of the Club - and having a good time!

The Association has held a number of successful Sportsmen’s Dinners with guests from national radio and television and most recently the guest speaker was John Toshack, Manager of the Wales football team.

The Association recently held another successful Soccer Sevens tournament for adult, Under 9 and Under 11 teams that attracted entries from across North Wales and Cheshire. As with our other events this was enabled through our links with local businesses such as Bangor and Caernarfon Business Against Crime, the Deiniol Centre, McDonalds and Patrick’s Bar.
Future events planned include a match played between Bangor City Legends and Everton FC Legends to be played on Sunday August 26th and will see the return to Bangor of players who have represented the city over recent decades.
The match will be played at Farrar Road in what will be the last season at the ground after over eighty years. We are currently collecting information, photos and stories about the ground and people’s memories and it may well be that this would be of interest to readers of your History Page.

Later in the year it is planned to hold a Santa Run through the city and we have held successful talks with local council officials, North Wales Police and other interested parties. Our primary interest is in supporting and promoting our football club but in doing this we are mindful of the importance of recognising and promoting in a positive way the city, its people and businesses.

We wish you well with the website and promoting the positive benefits of living in Bangor.

Peter Hibbs On behalf of Bangor City FC Supporters’ Association

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Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Sad Loss

Mrs Mary Hainge R.I.P.

It's with deep regret that we let you know about the sad loss of the city's Mayoress Mrs Mary Hainge.
There's not much I can say as I only met with Mary once at the University during Prince Charles' visit.
Obviously my deepest sympathy goes to the Mayor Mr Derek Hainge and his family.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Traffic Problems

Hi Guys,

I was travelling from Bangor on Tuesday evening at around 8.15 and made the mistake of turning right at the Penrhosgarnedd mini roundabout (instead of going straight on).

I saw a queue ahead and thought I'd play a crafty one by taking a little detour. I realised my error immediately as I drove onto a non moving queue leading up to the expressway roundabout.
There I stood for around ten minutes hardly moving an inch and cars queued behind me, preventing me from turning round.

Talking to yourself is bad enough, but swearing to yourself is worse, but this is what I ended up doing. The tailbacks on the roundabout led in all directions and I eventually arrived home none the wiser what the problem was.

It seemed that I was not the only one annoyed, because upon checking my emails the following day this was in my inbox.

Names etc have been changed to protect the sender. It seemed that the same thing happened on Monday too.


Dear Gareth,

Has anybody whinged about the expressway being closed on Monday night and the huge volume of traffic bound for Anglesey, mainly massive HGVs, being diverted over the Menai Bridge?

Was notice of the closure (roadworks?) mentioned PROMINENTLY anywhere?

I came back from Manchester (as you know) late Sunday night and I do not remember any warning signs for Monday night.

I went into Bangor at 10.00pm on Monday night (to drop off my friend Sandra) and did not get back home until 11.54pm - nearly 2 hours for (at that time of night) a 20 minute round trip.

There were HUNDREDS of HGVs stuck in the jam (who presumably were making for the Holyhead ferries) and I must admit that, when I finally came to the Menai Bridge, I left a big gap between my car and the lorries in front, in case the bridge sagged in the middle with their weight.

It cannot be good for a bridge (built in the days of horse and cart) to be carrying so many HGVs at any one time.

I bet that later on, there were quite a few HGV drivers (who had not given himself/herself an adequate safety margin to reach the ferry port) who ended up with increased heart-rate and blood pressure levels!

Sandra's daughter and her husband, who live in Gaerwen, were also caught up in it until 11.00pm and could not phone their baby-sitter (mother-in-law) who was worried sick about them.

Furthermore, mum-in-law starts work early in the morning so she did not get her usual quantity of beauty sleep!

There's always something to moan about, eh?



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Monday, 2 July 2007

Bangor Post Office new branch

I don't know if you are all aware of the Bangor Post Office setting up at the W.H. Smith store in Bangor.
I have included the full details below so you can read at your leisure.
The move is planned for January of next year which is less than six months away.
I have included the conact details so that you can ask questions at the end of this particular Blog. So here it is in full:

Bangor Post Office

Full details of what will be provided at the new branch are detailed within this letter. Also available, within the branch, is a leaflet providing the answers to frequently asked questions about why Post Office Ltd franchises branches.
What will the new Bangor Post Office® branch offer?
• Extended opening hours as follows;
Mon-Sat 09.00-17.30
• The same wide range of main Post Office services currently available at Bangor
Post Office branch including: personal banking; financial services; car tax renewal; Post Office card account; passport application checking and foreign currency services, but excluding the stamp vending machines.
• Four serving positions, comprising of three open plan and one traditional style position designated primarily to Bureau de Change/Giro business banking that has the flexibility to be utilised for all other Post Office transactions, during busy periods.
• WHSmith is keen to ensure there is continued good access to Post Office services. There are two entrances into the store, both with double doors. One is level and the other has a step. The Post Office counter area will be carefully integrated into the current store, providing adequate room for Post Office and retail customers alike.
• Low level writing desk and serving counter, plus an induction hearing loop for those customers with hearing difficulties.
• There are two public pay & display car parks within 160 yards of the WHSmith store. Deiniol Shopping Centre car park is the nearest with disabled car parking spaces.
• Public transport services are available to and from the surrounding residential areas.
• The new branch will be integrated into the existing WHSmith store, providing customers the opportunity to purchase an extensive range of newspapers, magazines, stationery, books and entertainment products under one roof.

Planned month of transfer: January 2008

Please note: 20th June 2007 is the closing date by which all feedback is to be received.

Contact details are as follows;
Philippa Wright (Mrs)
National Consultation Manager
Post Office Ltd, c/o National Consultation Team
PO Box 2060, WATFORD, WD18 8ZW
Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 Email via the website:
The Post Office® is able to supply customers with this information, free of charge, in an alternative format for people who are visually impaired. To obtain a copy,
call the Post Office® helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or textphone 08457 22 33 55.

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Shrek the Third

Shrek the Third?

If ever there was a call for Bangor to invest heavily in a new multiplex cinema then Shrek the Third is testimony to that.

I took my son to the Multiplex in Llandudno Junction see this third offering be Mike Myres and the gang and we had to actually book the next show as half an hour before our planned show was sold out! It turned out that our re planned show was sold out as well and the one after that!!!

The movie was released on Friday and had been previewed to previous weekend and had 19 showings throughout Sunday but still the crowds flocked in.

Bangor recently lost its Cinema due to lack of use, yet it seems that people are still interested in Multi screen showings.

Whether Bangor gets one in the city centre or at Llandygai one thing is for sure - it will be well received by the public, lets just hope the prices will be cheaper than what we paid at Junction!