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    I worked in Currans, James street end of Dumballs road, used the cafe a lot and also Jimmy's chip shop further down James street.
     
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    Just testing this slide thing out, see if it's any good

     
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    St Mary’s Street 1960
     
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    The Council Chamber, City Hall
     
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    Late seventies corner of Bridge Street looking down Hayes Bridge Road
     
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    It says you gotta smoke it downstairs though.
     
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    Bus Station late 1950's
     
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    I bet you the pastie I had in Asteys in 1980 was just being delivered then by a vehicle in that picture.
     
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    Viriamu Jones School 1950’s the vast Gabalfa coal sidings are behind
     
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    Site of canal aqueduct and lock, North Road, Cardiff

    Near the North Road entrance to Bute Park is the site of a Glamorganshire Canal lock. South of the lock was an aqueduct – unusual in that it carried one canal over another!

    The first pic again courtesy of Cardiff libraries, was taken c.1910. You can see part of the northern lock gate on the left. The area now known as Bute Park is beyond the trees. The protruding stones in the bottom right corner gave the “gateman” a firm footing while pushing the horizontal bar which opened and closed the lock gate.

    Boats from the Pontypridd direction were lowered in the lock (by draining the water from the space between the two lock gates). Leaving the lock, they immediately passed under a bridge connecting the north side of Cardiff Castle to North Road (other pic), Then they crossed the aqueduct over the dock feeder canal, which still runs through Bute Park today.

    Starting at the river Taff at Blackweir, the dock feeder replenishes water in Cardiff Docks. When it was created in the 1830s, the route had to pass under the Glamorganshire Canal (which was between the river and the docks). The original plan to dig a tunnel under St Mary Street and the canal was soon abandoned, as the canal was too low there.

    In the first pic you can see the canal’s weigh house, beside an iron framework and a special lock for spot checks on boat weights. The mechanism was built in 1834 by Brown, Lenox & Co of Pontypridd. It was first installed at Tongwynlais. It was moved to Crockherbtown lock in 1850 and to North Road lock in 1894. A cradle suspended from the framework held the boat as the water drained from the weigh lock, enabling a mechanism to record the boat’s weight.

    The mechanism was saved when the canal closed in 1945 and is now at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.
     

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    Central boys club in the background, fantastic weights room they had there, Doug Evans ran the show.
     
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    A wooden fence surrounds the newly constructed Town Hall nearing completion in early 1905. As Cardiff was given City status in 1905, a year later the Official Opening of City Hall by the Marquess of Bute took place on October 29th in 1906.
     
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    High Corner House Duke Street , in front of the Castle , c1875
     
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