Castell Coch Research Project


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Cadw have launched a new project to crowdsource research about Castell Coch.

Custodian Tim Parry explains, “We at Cadw would like to encourage proactivity whilst everyone is self-isolating. We are inviting local groups, communities and individuals – anybody who is interested, in fact – to come together and participate in a project about Castell Coch.

“We are inviting everyone to conduct their own individual research projects on a topic that interests you most with the aim of combining everyone’s findings into a detailed and interesting tapestry of the castle’s considerable history.

“Below you will find a short list of topics that may interest you, however these are only suggestions. In addition to these we are hoping to find accounts of life in Tongwynlais and the surrounding area from real people who have lived and worked in the area over the years.”

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  • Folktales and legends
  • The Bute Archive
  • Medieval History
  • The Secret Language of Flowers
  • Artefacts used by Joan of Acre
  • Castell Coch during WW1 & WW2
  • Castell Coch & Tongwynlais Stories
  • The Castle’s Caretakers

Cadw have created a website where you can add any research you have done within each of the topics listed above.

To add your research to the page you click the plus (+) icon below your topic area which will allow you to upload your findings straight onto the page.

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