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Pixel Art Tongwynlais – Part 2

Pixel art illustration of an old country house

Pixel art describes a technique for creating digital illustrations at the individual pixel level. This type of art was the result of low resolution displays in early videogame systems. Today, our phone and computer displays have millions of pixels. Despite this, the art form is very popular and the “retro” videogame look is used in … more…

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Ten Years On: Looking Back 10 years logo

Today marks a decade since I launched I didn’t intend to create a hyperlocal website, it sort of happened accidentally. I relocated to South Wales in 1996, living in various parts of Cardiff and down in Barry. Then I moved to Tongwynlais and fell in love with the village. “This site should probably have … more…

1969 Tongwynlais Investiture Celebrations

Souvenir programme front and back cover

Tongwynlais celebrated the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales in 1969 with a week of events. This souvenir programme was produced to advertise the events and provide entry to the fete. Advertisers The most fascinating part of the programme are the businesses who advertised in it. L. J. & C. Bennett Bennett’s … more…