cardiff history

The Cardiff Story launches new ‘reminiscence sessions’

The Cardiff Story launches new ‘reminiscence sessions’
November 5, 2012 No Comments »

The Cardiff Story Museum is launching a new monthly session encouraging people to talk about their memories of Cardiff. The reminiscence event will be held on the first Wednesday of every month, with each session exploring a different topic in ... Read More »

Family visit grave of tragic Victorian balloonist

Family visit grave of tragic Victorian balloonist
July 4, 2012 No Comments »

The relatives of a teenage girl killed in a tragic ballooning accident during the Cardiff Exhibition of 1896 have visited her city grave for the first time. Fourteen-year-old Louisa Maud Evans ascended in a balloon in a crowd pleasing stunt ... Read More »

Community exhibition opens on Caerau Iron Age Hillfort

Community exhibition opens on Caerau Iron Age Hillfort
June 21, 2012 No Comments »

A school and community initiative that has fired up interest in Cardiff’s history and archaeology has showcased its work at St Fagan’s National History Museum. The community exhibition Share Your Story was produced by children and community members from Caerau/Ely ... Read More »

Final days of Cardiff’s iconic buildings captured in paint

Final days of Cardiff’s iconic buildings captured in paint
May 13, 2011 No Comments »

They have been demolished to make way for roads, taken over by shopping centres and converted into pubs. Casablanca’s nightclub, Capital Cinema and the burnt-out Central Hotel are just some city landmarks that have been lost for good, but – ... Read More »

Cardiff memories: The Empire Pool

Cardiff memories: The Empire Pool
May 11, 2011 14 Comments »

We recently featured a column from Dan O’Neill in the South Wales Echo about Cardiff’s vanishing landmarks – and one of these was the Empire Pool. The Empire Pool was built for use for the Commonwealth Games in 1958 – ... Read More »

Cardiff’s vanishing landmarks put into focus

Cardiff’s vanishing landmarks put into focus
May 2, 2011 1 Comment »

The latest column from the South Wales Echo’s Dan O’Neill has puts Cardiff’s vanishing landmarks into focus. He’s asking for your memories of everything from the Penarth Road Tollgate to the American Roller Rink on Westgate Street. There’s a selection ... Read More »

Memories of the Glamorgan Canal

Memories of the Glamorgan Canal
April 1, 2011 9 Comments »

In June 1790 an Act of Parliament was passed, allowing the construction of the Glamorgan Canal “from a place called Merthyr Tydvil …… to and through a place called the Bank, near the town of Cardiff”. It had taken a ... Read More »

Cardiff Story Museum opens to the public

Cardiff Story Museum opens to the public
April 1, 2011 2 Comments »

The Cardiff Story museum will today open its doors for the first time to the public who helped make it happen. yourCardiff and South Wales Echo readers were among hundreds of people who donated objects to the £2m museum, which ... Read More »

Cardiff history museum nearly ready for opening

Cardiff history museum nearly ready for opening
March 2, 2011 6 Comments »

It has been five years in the making but work has finally finished on the first museum dedicated to the history of the Welsh capital. The National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, yesterday marked the completion of the first phase ... Read More »

Cardiff city centre history

Cardiff city centre history
September 28, 2010 1 Comment »

Whilst the history of Cardiff Castle and other such notable landmarks across the city is known by people far and wide, there are many remarkable treasures that have remained out of sight and out of mind until now. A new ... Read More »