Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Cardiff and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Working Life

I like this photograph because it reminds me of when I used to travel in to Cardiff by train from Barry where I lived. I worked in the National Provincial Bank in St.Mary Street. I had some lovely friends and times

A memory of Cardiff by Wendy John

My Great Grandfather James

My Great Grandfather James Miles died in the Infirmary, aged 40. He was a Labourer in the Cardiff Ironworks. I never knew any of my family, but when I read of where they lived, and worked and died, I feel so proud of them.

A memory of Cardiff by Lita Brooker

Posh Building, Poor Times

My mother was from Newtown in Cardiff, near the docks. It was a community of very poor Irish immigrants. My great grandmother had a job cleaning the City Hall. She would walk through Cardiff in the early morning and do ...Read full memory

A memory of Cardiff by Marian Foot