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Old St Mellons maps

Historic maps of Old St Mellons and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Old St Mellons maps

Old St Mellons photos

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Rumney| Bassaleg| Cardiff| Machen| Rhiwbina| Eglwyswen| Pontymister| Risca| Llandaff| Allt-Yr-Yn| Bedwas| Caerphilly| Tongwynlais| Newport| Llandough| Llanbradach

Old St Mellons area books

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Memories of Old St Mellons

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South Glamorgan memories

My Memoirs of Trowbridge Cardiff 1964 - 1966 Part One

Wayne Carter

My father is Frederick Carter born in London, and mother was Loraine Carter nee Chadwick was born Cyfarthfa Street Roath; mum sadly passed away in 1998. I have a younger sister Jane Carter nee Dunscombe, and younger brother Paul Carter.  I was born in St David’s hospital; until I was nearly 2 I lived in Claude Road, Roath.

I was just over 2 years old when my family and I moved to 39 Hendre Road, Trowbridge Estate Cardiff. I recall all we had to sit on was a few tea chests.  Hendre Road itself was a dirt track, and there were no pavements, our garden were farrowed field, it looked like a building site.  The Swedish Type houses didn’t exist.

Our house had Cast Concrete walls; they don’t make houses like that these days. Our neighbours were Billy & Betty Porter; their kids were Susan, Sharon & Debbie. Shirley and Mervin Cox; their kid were; Gary, Alison, & Wendy.  Maureen and Brian Wilson,... Read more

The First Families

We were one of the first families to move into St Mellons. My first momory was the smell of the building site and my mother taking me to Trowbridge nursery. I was knee deep in mud. And my mother still lives in the same house.

My Memoirs of Trowbridge Cardiff Part Two

Wayne Carter’s memories from 1966 - 1973

I remember Olive an old lady in Trafaser Crescent, she lived in the flats, I use to do errands for her; she always buy me ice-cream, or give me sweets.

I remember Michael Bratcher, John Cain, and David George, Neil O’Mara, Twins Peter and Tony Isles, and I would call for Russell Sims every morning; we’d play football with a tennis ball before the school bell rang.
I could never forget Sports Day; I was chosen for the Obstacle race, but on the day I got lost under the tarpaulin and I panicked; suddenly I saw mum lifting up the side so I could get out, but unfortunately the race had ended. Mum entered the mother’s race and, as she put it; she was beaten by a ti?.
I loved the pogo sticks in PE, & the girls would use the Hula hoops, I loved it when our class played rounder’s on the Sports... Read more

Marshfield Zoo,Bottom Trowbridge Road Opposite Marshalls Farm

I moved from Comet Street, Adamstown to Llanndudno Road, Rumney in 1953 and can recall my parents taking me and my sister to a Zoo on the corner of Marshfield Road and the bottom of Trowbridge Road. Anybody else have a memory of this?

Phil Steele's First Walk in The Country.

We moved to Llanrumney Avenue from Adamsdown in 1964. It was the summer and the weather was gorgeous. I remember being taken on a country walk, through blubell woods and onto the foot bridge that crossed the Rumney river at the end of Ball Lane. We made our way left along the river bank and came accros a big old grey building known as Morgans Tea Gardens, where the pop and crisps were an excellent surprise. No sign of any motorway just the sound of cows mooing in the surrounding fields. Although I was only four at the time that walk is still so vivid in my memory.

The Ford Family....

The Church c1960, Rumney
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This is a picture of St. Augustine's Church, Rumney. We were married there on August 5th 1957.   It is also the resting place of my husband's Mother, Father and Sister.  All are buried in the Churchyard.
We moved to Canada in 1965.


The Church c1960, Rumney
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Was delighted when I saw this picture of St Augustines. I was christened in 1950 at this church. Also confirmed here, belonged to Church Girl Guides and Youth Club. Vicar was Reverend Smith. Have very fond memories of this church.

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