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 3

Castell Coch postcard girl playing piano

For this third instalment of “Postcards from Tongwynlais“, I present another favourite of mine. The photo on the postcard shows a young girl playing the piano in the kitchen of Castell Coch. This was one of my first postcard purchases and – just like the photo in the first article – I was confused why … more…

Memories of the Whitsun March

Memories of the Whitsun March header

After publishing the fantastic guest post by Suzanne Phillips about our traditional Whitsun March, readers Carol and Andrea sent me some pictures of the march from the 50s and 70s. Follow @mytongwynlais These first two photos are from the 1970 March. Notice the old Bethesda Chapel in the first picture. The banner in the second … more…