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…

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…