The Mill Road Stores

Old photo of shop on Mill Road, Tongwynlais with staff posing outside

I’ve been sent some brilliant photos of the old shops on Mill Road. They were a little scratched and damaged so I’ve restored them for you to enjoy. Andrew sent me this photo of Cliff Davies’ grocery shop that was at 24 Mill Road. He told me, “Cliff Davies was my grandfather and he had … more…

New Site for Castell Coch Launched

Promotional poster for CastellCoch.com

I’ve been writing about, photographing and collecting Castell Coch memorabilia for many years now. Over the last few months, I’ve built a brand new site dedicated to this local landmark. CastellCoch.com is a collection of memorabilia, stories and images inspired by Cardiff’s fairytale castle. I’m going to continue writing about Tongwynlais on this site. There … more…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 12

Old black and white postcard featuring photo of Castell Coch

We’re returning to Castell Coch for this instalment of “Postcards from Tongwynlais“. This card has a stamp commemorating King George V’s Silver Jubilee in 1935. The postmark is unclear but it looks like it’s dated 1935. You can see in the comparison below that very little has changed in the last 85 years. The safety … more…