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Cardiff Photographic Memories

Cardiff Photographic Memories

The photo 'Cardiff, Maindy Stadium c1960' appears in this book

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Caption for Cardiff, Maindy Stadium C1960: There are no 'chariots of fire' here now. When the picture was taken, Maindy was the premier athletics track in Cardiff, and used by clubs and schools from all over the Vale of Glamorgan. The all-indoor Millennium Stadium, described as 'the finest in Europe', has made Maindy redundant.

An extract from Cardiff Photographic Memories.

Memories of Cardiff

My Grandparents William Garside and Evelyn Bowden were married on 29th February 1896 in Cardiff and Grandad lived in Roath prior to his marriage. I imagine they may have also stood in this spot when courting, looking quite similar.

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)

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

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 (...Read full memory)

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