Aerial Photos by Terence Soames

Aerial photo of Tongwynlais taken in 1957

Terence Soames (Cardiff) Ltd was founded in 1946 and specialised in aerial photography. National Museum Wales have two particularly good images from 1957 and 1973. The company were based at 22 Dumfries Place, Cardiff and they moved to St John’s Chambers, High Street Arcade in 1962. I couldn’t find any information about Terence Soames but … more…

Cardiff Trails – Part 2

Path in Fforest Ganol

I hope you’re enjoying the photos from my runs in and around Tongwynlais. These routes are from the last couple of months. I’ve been lucky to avoid injury and kept to a steady routine of trail and road runs. If you’re out and about, I’d love to see your photos. Use the #CardiffTrails hashtag or … more…

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…