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Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 15

Postcard of Castell and Tongwynlais from the late 1930s or early 1940s.

I have another fantastic image of Tongwynlais looking across the River Taff from Pentyrch. In the foreground are buildings from the Pentyrch Steel and Tin Plate Works. The bridge across the River Taff is Ynys Bridge, which was built in 1808 and is Grade II listed. Ynys House, in the centre above the bridge, is … more…

Tongwynlais Railway Station – Part 1

Black and white photo of Tongwynlais railway station in 1949

Tongwynlais railway station was opened in March 1911 but only operated for 20 years. It was closed in July 1931 and converted into a private house. Mrs Hagget and her son Graham lived there until its demolition in 1969. There are several photos of the station in various local history books. Most of these are … more…

Cardiff Trails – Part 1

The Garth Mountain with a blue sky

I’ve started posting photos from my runs to show the amazing views you can experience in and around Tongwynlais. These routes can also be enjoyed in walking boots rather than trail shoes. I regularly take my camera equipment out on a long walk. I’ve included some links at the end of this article to help … more…