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Mary Gillham’s Tongwynlais – Part 3

Ivy House farm, Tongwynlais, wide angle from yard, 7/4/2000

If you’ve enjoyed the previous instalments of this series, then you’re in for another treat. This may be the final post in the series as I haven’t seen any new images added to the project recently. The images below take us from 1984 to the year 2000. All photos are from the Mary Gillham Archive Project. … more…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 7

Old postcard showing aerial photo of Tongwynlais

Today’s postcard is an aerial shot of the village and surrounding valley. The postcard was produced by Photochrom Co. Ltd. They are based in London and Tunbridge Wells and were established in 1896. There’s no date or stamp to tell us when it was produced but the existence of the Walnut Tree Viaduct tells us … more…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 2

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Welcome to the second instalment of our new series featuring postcards from Tongwynlais. This post features a classic view of Castell Coch produced by Frith’s. Follow @mytongwynlais Francis Frith (born 1822) was an early pioneer of photography. He was a founder member of the Liverpool Photographic Society and travelled extensively documenting his journey. After returning … more…