Welcome to the Year in Review – 2014. This is our summary of news, events and features from 2014.
Most Popular Articles
These were the five most viewed articles from this year:
- Disruption on Coryton Interchange
- 12 Amazing Lego Models of Welsh Castles
- Details of the New A470 Link Road on Coryton
- 10 Things you Probably Didn’t Know about Tongwynlais
- LDP Alternative Sites Proposed for Tongwynlais
Putting Tongwynlais on the Map
Don’t forget to read about the 15 things that put Tongwynlais on the map in 2014.
The Year in Summary
The closure of the Legacy Cardiff International was announced. There was a power cut in the village that caused the school to close and Castell Coch was on Restoration Man.
We revealed the proposed LDP alternative sites in Tongwynlais. We attended the first of Castell Coch’s film nights and published some fantastic aerial photos of the village.
New on http://t.co/H7rPKzacPP. Aerial photos of Tongwynlais and @Castell_Coch by John Bulpin. http://t.co/rZYwX3B7TX pic.twitter.com/1VHkrI5FJA
— Tongwynlais.com (@mytongwynlais) February 20, 2014
The successful “Knowing you – Knowing Ton” event took place in the village hall.
The cast of Doctor Who filmed scenes for “Robot of Sherwood” in Fforest Fawr and we published the summary results from the village survey.
Doctor Who filming in Fforest Fawr, Tongwynlais. #DWSR pic.twitter.com/X8kQl4TimP Picture by @fourfreckles
— Tongwynlais.com (@mytongwynlais) April 15, 2014
We reported on the disruptions caused by works on the Coryton interchange, which was the most popular story of the year.
We published pictures of the new bollards on Pantgwynlais which generated a debate on Facebook and we posted part 4 of our “Paintings of Castell Coch” series.
Paintings of Castell Coch – Part 4. http://t.co/ESZchJTsnT @KMelling_artist @ChrisWLangley #loveton pic.twitter.com/hyMrFMhKrI
— Tongwynlais.com (@mytongwynlais) June 10, 2014
More work on Coryton was revealed and Cadw published a brilliant video of Castell Coch.
The Holiday Inn opened and a new community group was officially named.
Introducing "Tongwynlais – Our Neighbourhood". http://t.co/VFdl8fApjZ #loveton pic.twitter.com/i8cRc3px2S
— Tongwynlais.com (@mytongwynlais) August 29, 2014
We discovered a forgotten gem by Cardiff band Rocketgoldstar. “Tongwynlais” is a great track dedicated to the village and we unearthed its history.
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We broke the news that the outline planning application for houses on Merthyr Road had been approved. We got exclusive pictures of Da Vinci’s Demons filming in the woods around Castell Coch and launched our General Election 2015 hub. We also announced that Time Credits are coming to Tongwynlais.
Time Credits are coming to Tongwynlais. Volunteer and earn credits. http://t.co/eDKmRJ8XjN #loveton pic.twitter.com/c0aZMhSh2P
— Tongwynlais.com (@mytongwynlais) October 8, 2014
We reported on Tongwynlais Primary School pupils piloting a new history programme for Cadw.
We published an exclusive interview with Shaun Jenkins, who is standing at next year’s general election. We also interviewed the man who designed and installed the Castell Coch exhibit.
We spoke to @GLYNPARRYJONES who created the @Castell_Coch exhibit and have an exclusive offer! http://t.co/b1u9xq9C2A pic.twitter.com/Kd8ShWi0v9
— Tongwynlais.com (@mytongwynlais) December 19, 2014
Looking back at the year, there’s so much more that we haven’t included. Why not take a look through our Facebook and Twitter pages for more of what happened in 2014. Don’t forget to like and follow us to get updates and sign up to our newsletter too.