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.

Death Of A Stone Mason

Our great grandfather was a stone mason named William Jones. His daughter, our grandmother, told us many years ago that her father was killed in a fall while working on the construction of the City Hall. It had to be after January 1900 as he was present at Grans' wedding in Jan 1900. I have been unable to confirm the ...Read full memory

A memory of Cardiff by Gerry Knight

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 her work which included polishing the steps then walk all the way back home again, a good few ...Read full memory

A memory of Cardiff by Marian Foot