Mary Gillham’s Tongwynlais – Part 1

Photo of Tongwynlais from 1971

I discovered some photos of Tongwynlais and Castell Coch from the “Mary Gillham Archive Project” back in 2016. The project volunteers have been adding some really great shots over the last couple of years. I’ll start with some photos from the 1960s and 1970s. All photos are from the Mary Gillham Archive Project. Read all … more…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 4

Postcard featuring Castell Coch

This instalment of “Postcards from Tongwynlais” features a photo of Castell Coch from renowned publisher Valentine & Sons Ltd. Valentine’s was established in 1851 by Mr James Valentine (1814 – 1879). After James’ death his two sons, George Dobson and William Dobson took over the company. They made lots of products but in the late … more…

Behind the Scenes Tour of Castell Coch

Castell Coch with scaffolding

Would you like to take a behind the scenes tour of Castell Coch? Cadw have just published details of eight tours starting from October 12th until November 30th. The following information is from Cadw: Cadw are offering its members an exclusive opportunity to see the crucial conservation work being carried out at Castell Coch this … more…