New museum wants to tell the story of Cardiff

December 9, 2010 3 Comments »
New museum wants to tell the story of Cardiff

the old library

The Cardiff Story Museum is set to open next year and all this week we’ve been running some of the stories about Cardiff’s past for all to see.

From how the city’s villages became part of modern day Cardiff to the tale of ‘Shark man’ Paulo who was an Olympic hero.

Below are those stories, and don’t forget until Friday 10th December any money you donate to the museum will be doubled by the Reed Foundation. You can donate via the Big Give website.

Wales owes its love of sport, to England

cardiff city in 1960s

The tale of how west country migrants brought the oval-shaped ball to South Wales in 1800s and since then rugby, football and lots of other sports have been at the heart of Cardiff life. Read more.

‘Shark man’ Paulo was an Olympic hero

paulo dives into the taff

Known as the “shark man of the Taff”, Paulo Radmilovic won four Olympic gold medals between 1908 and 1920. But how many people know his incredible story? Read more.

Villages that became part of Cardiff

cow and snuffers, llandaff north, 1910

Find out how Roath, Lisvane, St Mellons and Llandaff became part of modern-day Cardiff. It’s hard to believe there used to be green fields between lots of the places we know today. Read more.

What stories would you like to see told about Cardiff? Do you know anything more about the stories above? Let us know in the comments below

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  1. mike chapple March 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    my early memories of Cardiff was going down the
    rank on a Saturday at 12 o clock & the section started ALWAYS with Green Onions by Booka T & the MG`s & u can listen 2 it on itunes

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