Category Archives: History

Falling in with the 21st

Peter Davies remembers his days at 21st Cardiff Company of the Boys’ Brigade, based at Ararat [...]

The Roald Dahl Trail

Roald Dahl spent his early childhood in Llandaff and Radyr. The Llandaff Society and the [...]

Roald Dahl 100

Arguably Llandaff’s greatest son, Roald Dahl is still considered the world’s best story-teller. One hundred [...]

Schooling in North Cardiff: A brief history

Until fairly recent times, schooling in North Cardiff was a function of the church, working [...]

Did Benjamin Disraeli really stay at the Cow and Snuffers?

He’s the Prime Minister who initiated a wide range of legislation to improve educational opportunities [...]

From Cardiff to Costa Blanca and back

Whitchurch’s Peter Williams set up his own weekly Cardiff newspaper in 1968, sold it, and [...]

Rookwood Hospital: The history of a local landmark

Rookwood Hospital looks set to close in the near future. The hospital has been taking [...]

The History of Beulah Church Rhiwbina

Beulah Church’s religious contribution to Rhiwbina and the surrounding area can be charted within the [...]

The Bermuda Conference: How I looked after Churchill and Eisenhower

Rhiwbina’s Brian Mead recalls the fascinating weeks he spent in Bermuda in 1953, guarding the [...]

Rhiwbina: What’s In A Name?

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

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My Trip Down Rhiwbina’s Memory Lane

My Rhiwbina story goes back to 1940. War had been declared in September 1939. I [...]

Hailey Park Llandaff: A Park for the Community

Nearly ninety-four years ago, a letter dated August 27th 1923, was received by the Parks [...]

The History of Rhiwbina’s Street Names

Rhiwbina takes its name from the small hamlet and farm that once sat on the [...]

Baptism Of Fire (or Ararat Church circa mid 1950s)

Ararat Church by Peter Davies   I remember the Lifeboys all sixes and sevens and [...]