Category Archives: History

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 [...]

Cardiff place names: what’s in a name?

Felindre, Velindre or even Velindra? When it comes to local place names, how can we [...]

Rum and Rhiwbina

‘For Rums alone the Liquor of the Hearts Delight’ Says the Old Bold Mate of [...]

In Proud & Honoured Memory 2

November 2021 sees the publication of ‘In Proud & Honoured Memory 2’, compiled by Ceri [...]

Rhiwbina Civic Society Winter/Spring programme

Rhiwbina Civic Society meets each third Tuesday evening of the month – currently on Zoom [...]


Parc-y-Pentre is enjoyed by Rhiwbina residents all year round. Yet it was never intended to [...]

Memories of Rhiwbina Christmases past

Rhiwbina residents reflect on Christmases past  NIGEL TAYLOR The Garden Village Father Christmas Run began [...]

Ancient and Modern

Our local area is bursting with hidden history. Here are some of our local gems [...]

Smarts Garage Rhiwbina

Smarts Garage in Rhiwbina was a family-run business that was a focal point in the [...]