The Bridge Keeper’s Lodge

Bridge keeper's lodge May 2021

If you’ve walked down Ironbridge Road recently, you may have noticed that the hedge and undergrowth have been cleared as you approach the bridge. The brickwork and tiles that have been exposed belong to the bridge keeper’s lodge, also known as the Toll House, that once stood there. The only photo of the building that … more…

Tongwynlais Walks – Part 1

Fforest Fawr illustrated map

Tongwynlais is surrounded by beautiful walks so I’m starting a new series to share these routes. Let’s begin with two of the most well known trails through Fforest Fawr. Fforest Fawr is managed by Natural Resources Wales and they’ve signposted a few walks in the forest. I’ve included the routes at the end of this … more…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 13

Old postcard showing Tongwynlais, the Glamorganshire Canal and Castell Coch

Welcome to a brand new instalment of my long running “Postcards from Tongwynlais” series. I’ve got a classic view of Castell Coch overlooking the village and Glamorganshire Canal for you to enjoy. Follow @mytongwynlais The postcard publisher is “T. H. S. & Co. – B”. I’ve done some research and I believe this is T … more…