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Greenmeadow House Map 1837 Greenmeadow: A Country Home - I’ve been looking into the history of Greenmeadow House recently and I’m working on a detailed piece about the mansion and the Lewis family. In the meantime I thought I’d share these images from a 1910 story in The Cardiff Times and a summary of its history. The article from 19th February 1910 describes the ... more...
Old newspaper headline The End of the Castell Coch Inn - The Evening Express reported on Saturday 28th January 1905 that the Castell Coch Inn was demolished the previous day, despite protests from the tenants. The Inn was removed following an Act of Parliament for the construction of the railway between Cardiff and Pontypridd. This work also affected 30 cottages in the village. Mr and Mrs ... more...
New Church at Tongwynlais - This month we’re stepping back in time to 1875, when the foundation stone for St Michael’s Church was laid. The Western Mail reported on the ceremony, which took place on 10th June 1875. There’s lots of fascinating information and details about village life in the 19th century. For more history and images of the village ... more...
Old newspaper The Obituary of Harry Punch - This week I’ve discovered a Western Mail report from January 1916 on the death of Mr Harry Langley from Tongwynlais, who died at the age of 100. The reporter visited Mr Langley on Christmas Eve in 1915, just a few days after his 100th birthday. Mr Langley is described in the article as a “fine ... more...
Castell Coch drawbridge header image Today in Tongwynlais History – 10th April 1936 - The Birmingham Gazette reported on 11th April 1936 that 30 visitors fell off the drawbridge at Castell Coch when it collapsed. Follow @mytongwynlais There were some serious injuries but most of the group escaped with minor abrasions. One of the women was carrying a baby who, thankfully, wasn’t hurt. The custodian of the castle thought ... more...