Category Archives: History

In Proud & Honoured Memory

A new book takes an in-depth look into the stories behind the names on Whitchurch’s [...]

The Quarrymen

By Jim Tavener The quarries in and around Morganstown are geological marvels that have been [...]

Open Doors Llandaff 2018

September is here and volunteers throughout Llandaff are beginning preparations for Cadw’s Open Doors 2018. [...]

Hunter: The Attack on Fort Harib

The attack on Fort Harib on 28th March 1964 was arguably the highest profile incident [...]

The Walnut Tree Viaduct

The Walnut Tree Viaduct once spanned a view that most of us now take for [...]

Dai Caps and Woodbines

The Garden Village maintenance team was once a common sight around Rhiwbina. It was led [...]

Where did Rhiwbina get its name?

Gareth Neale sheds some new light on the origin of the name of Rhiwbina There [...]

Steam trains, Woodbines and Mr Gordon

Celfyn Lewis reflects on a long-forgotten era in Whitchurch and Llandaff North – a time [...]

Insole Court: The fall and rise of a Llandaff landmark

For generations, the house and gardens at Insole Court have been a much-loved community resource. [...]

All Aboard! Cardiff’s Trolleybuses

The Cardiff trolleybus service opened on March 1st 1942. Keith Walker charts the rise and [...]

St Nazaire: The greatest raid of them all

Llandaff’s Bill Pritchard was one of 622 men who took part in an extraordinary raid [...]

Rhiwbina Garden Village: A History

The Garden Village movement began in the 1890s in response to the industrial revolution’s side-effects [...]

Il Gigante Buono: The story of John

As the Wales journey ends at the semi-finals of the 2016 Euros, we chart the [...]

Music, scooters, and pyjama parties: Llandaff Youth Club in the 60s

I was on a recent visit to Llandaff when I came across the building works [...]