Where Do You Think You Are? – 16 Churchill Way

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Having been involved in running a business from the basement of 16 Churchill Way for a little while now, I’ve had the time to think about the building and its past and present… Continue reading

Pembroke Terrace – Keeping a Sense of Place

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Now I have a business interest in Churchill Way, I couldn’t help but become interested in an area that hasn’t meant a great deal to me before, particularly that part that used to… Continue reading

Cathays – Myths, Sagas and Folk-Tales over Five Generations – Part III

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The Capital Vision Almost from the start of the 1970s, the 14,000 or so residents of Cathays had some big issues to deal with. Probably at the top of everyone’s list was the… Continue reading

Cathays – Myths, Sagas and Folk-Tales over Five Generations – Part II

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Political Wills Cathays after the end of WWII appears to have been no different than anywhere else in the UK. Rationing and conscription were still in operation and this carried on for some… Continue reading

Cathays – Myths, Sagas and Folk-Tales over Five Generations – Part I

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I know that I can’t tell the stories of Cathays, its people and its urban historical geography, in the space of a few short blogs, but I’m going to make a start –… Continue reading

History on My Back Doorstep

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From the back of my house I can see mostly scrubland, except for the occasional piles of old railway sleepers.  Beyond that is there is a rail track, which leads to and from… Continue reading

Our Aims

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Cathays is an inner city ward in Cardiff, with around 19,000 residents. It encompasses the city centre, a vast portion of Cardiff University and has a highly transient population. Cathays has a unique… Continue reading

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