Category Archives: History

The Holm Islands

Out in the Bristol Channel are two small and very different islands. Both Steep Holm [...]

Bryn Glas

A story of a mystery Whitchurch house – and a grand story! Nigel Lewis charts [...]

Pantmawr Road: The Road to Rhiwbina

By Nigel Lewis I don’t know about you, but I’m endlessly fascinated by our local [...]

The Tithe

Is the Rhiwbina we know now very different to the one that existed 200 years [...]

The Plough: A History

One of Whitchurch’s well-known landmarks has a curious history. Nigel Lewis explains where the pub [...]

Whitchurch: The Crossroads

Much of the history of Whitchurch is known to locals. But what about the unknowns? [...]

Atlas Express remembered

Atlas Express was once a familiar sight in and around Whitchurch and Llandaff. Steve Nicholas [...]

The Woollen Mills of Ty’n-y-Parc Road

by Nigel Lewis The history of our ancient Whitchurch Parish is incredible, but so few [...]

Rhiwbina Reflections

These memories of our village, written in the 1990s, depicts a Rhiwbina of endless summers [...]

Somewhere in France

Richard Wain was educated in Llandaff and went on to become a decorated hero of [...]

The Rhiwbina Queen

There aren’t many people who have witnessed Rhiwbina’s transformation from a quiet hamlet to a [...]

Yma O Hyd: The History of Welsh Football

David Collins takes us on the 146-year history of Welsh football, from its early days [...]

The Golden Years of Rhiwbina

Rhiwbina resident John Chapman recalls our village during the 1930s and 40s My life in [...]

The Ferret: A maritime mystery

Deception, fraud – and hidden treasure in a north Cardiff wood. This is the story [...]