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Cardiff Photographic Memories

Cardiff Photographic Memories

The photo 'Caerphilly, the Castle 1871' appears in this book.

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Caption for Caerphilly, The Castle 1871: Dating from the 13th century, the castle is not just a monument in stone. Equally impressive are its sophisticated water defences, which, together with a formidable concentric walls-within-walls plan, must have made any attack a daunting prospect. A walk around the ruins requires a good deal of imagination, as so little is left. It is actually in better shape now than when this picture was taken; it has been landscaped to remove centuries of growth.

An extract from Cardiff Photographic Memories.

Memories of Caerphilly

I used to live in Bartlett Street next to the bus station. My first job in Caerphilly was as a delivery driver for Harris & Ash DIY merchants, they were situated in a double fronted shop opposite the castle, although I came across a photograph recently that showed their shop as originally opposite the bus and railway (...Read full memory)

I left Caerphilly in 1955 to join the Royal Airforce. Prior to this I worked for AJ Marshall Wholesale Confectioners in Castle Street. I went to school at The Twyn Secondary Modern as it was then known. I remember coming on leave and having a few pints in the Clives Hotel, on leaving I took the short cut (...Read full memory)

My father purchased the Dowdings Estate Agency, I think possibly from the owner Mr William Dowding, in 1955. The original building, built circa 1900, was then sold to Lloyd's Bank when my father's business closed down in the mid 1980's. They originally rented just the ground floor and subsequently (...Read full memory)

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