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Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 16

Old postcard with aerial photo of Castell Coch and Tongwynlais village

I have another fantastic image from Tempest Postcards by Terence Soames. This card features an aerial photo of Castell Coch overlooking the village. It wasn’t posted so I had to do some more detective work. Terence Soames worked for Tempest in the 1950s and H. Tempest Ltd moved from Nottingham to Cornwall around this time. … 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…

Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 14

Postcard of Tongwynlais village with Castell Coch in the distance

Have you been longing for another instalment of “Postcards from Tongwynlais“? If you have, you’ll be delighted with this fantastic photo of the village that features a rare glimpse of the old school building. I’ve cleaned up the image to remove some blemishes but it’s a remarkably good photo of the village. It’s such a … more…