Category Archives: History

Out and About: Caerphilly

Caerphilly’s history goes back nearly 250,000 years when what we know as Neanderthals scoured the [...]

From Whitchurch to Thiepval: Missing but not forgotten

By Guest Writer, Clive Tucker of Llandaff My greatgrandfather Francis Grimshaw, who resided at Tyn-y-Parc [...]

North Cardiff at War

  70 years ago, Britain was at war with Germany. The country’s existence hinged on [...]

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Memories of Whitchurch

My lovely Dad was Harman Williams, born at Melin House, Melingriffith, 5th August 1913. He [...]

Memories of Llandaff North in the 1950s

I was born in Llandaff North just six months prior to the outbreak of the [...]


The History of UWIC

By Dr John Marsden Vocational education first made its appearance in Llandaff when the first [...]

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Memories of Rhiwbina

By Mrs K A Lougher I moved to Rhiwbina when I was 7 years old [...]

Twmpath offers a glimpse of a bygone time

Situated near the bottom of the Wenallt lies what is probably the biggest historical monument [...]

Remembering Campbells’ Steamers

The Bristol Channel has always been a unique place. The Channel is both wide and [...]

The Coryton Line – A History

The railway line that serves Whitchurch and Coryton was once a thriving hive of activity. [...]

The Glamorganshire Canal

The once mighty Glamorganshire Canal now exists mostly in history books. Steve Strange charts the [...]

The Garden Village- a City in the Country

Rhiwbina’s famous Garden Village highlights many of the ideas developed by Raymond Unwin, one of [...]

When War Hit Home – World War 2 Cardiff

My parents bought 131 Pantbach Road in 1928, my father having borrowed money from his [...]