Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 4

Postcard featuring Castell Coch

This instalment of “Postcards from Tongwynlais” features a photo of Castell Coch from renowned publisher Valentine & Sons Ltd. Valentine’s was established in 1851 by Mr James Valentine (1814 – 1879). After James’ death his two sons, George Dobson and William Dobson took over the company. They made lots of products but in the late … 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…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 2

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Welcome to the second instalment of our new series featuring postcards from Tongwynlais. This post features a classic view of Castell Coch produced by Frith’s. Follow @mytongwynlais Francis Frith (born 1822) was an early pioneer of photography. He was a founder member of the Liverpool Photographic Society and travelled extensively documenting his journey. After returning … more…