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…

The Castell Coch Hoard

Bronze Age halberd

During the Festival of Archaeology, all issues of British Archaeology Magazine are free to view. I did some digging and unearthed an interesting find. In the village of Tongwynlais, just 150 metres north west of Castell Coch and 20cm below the forest floor, a cache of copper weapons lay buried for 4,000 years. On the … more…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 11

Photo of St Michael's Church on an old postcard

For this instalment of “Postcards from Tongwynlais”, I’ve selected a classic shot of St Michael’s Church with Castell Coch in the distance. If you’re a regular reader, you may have seen this image before but I thought it would be interesting to try and work out when it was taken. It looks like whoever bought … more…