Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 10

Postcard of cottages in front of Castell Coch, Tongwynlais

Welcome to the latest chapter in my series featuring postcards from Tongwynlais. This instalment features a view of the “Castell Coch Cottages”, which used to sit on the hillside beneath the castle and overlook the River Taff. These cottages can be found on the 1885 Ordnance Survey map of Glamorganshire. They were demolished in 1969 … more…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 9

Castell Coch postcard front

I’m going to finish 2019 with another postcard from the collection. This is a favourite image of mine and I have several cards featuring it. This particular example was posted on August 3rd 1906. The date isn’t clear but the stamp features Edward VII, who was king from 1901 to 1910. This is one of … more…

Mary Gillham’s Tongwynlais – Part 2

View North to Castell Coch above Tongwynlais. February 1972

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. In this instalment I’m pleased to share some great photos from the 1970s and 1980s. All photos are from the Mary Gillham Archive Project. … more…