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120 Years of Electric Transport in Cardiff

A trolleybus on a city street with a castle in the background.

I picked up this booklet at a postcard fair a few years ago as it looked quite interesting. I don’t have a particular interest in transport history but I found the story of “electric traction” in Cardiff fascinating. May 2022 marks 120 years since the first electric tramcar was driven by the Mayor from the … more…

Rebuilding the Tollhouse

Remains of an old building next to a footpath.

The Tongwynlais Historical Society was formed in March 2020 with my fellow co-founder Rob Wiseman. The initial aim was to create a self-guided audio trail along the historic sites in the village from the Ironbridge, through the village to Castell Coch and loop back passed Ivy Cottage and back to the Ironbridge. We wanted to research interesting historical snippets from different aspects of the life and times of the people who once lived in the village. From the long forgotten railway station, the vineyard, the mill, lime quarry, local shops etc. with an aim to bring local history back to life for visitors and residents alike.

Saucony Peregrine 11 – 350 Mile Review

Peregrine 11 trail running shoes overlooking the Taff Valley

Overview Adventure is one of the main topics I wanted to cover when I refocussed the site back in 2019. We live in a part of Cardiff that’s perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside. Trail running is a big part of my life so I thought I’d share some thoughts on a runner’s … more…