Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Travis Bickle, 19 Feb 2018.
Im the one with the cap
Beal Chainmakers of Dumballs Rd
Would make ships Chains and Anchors around ten times the size of these foundry makers chain up until the 80's.
When you walk down Morgan Arcade today it covers up great Cardiff history, and a few crimes. Centuries ago, round about the middle, where the lanes criss-cross, (old legal rights-of way) it was the stables for the horses that took the mail / passenger coaches out of town.(owned by The South Wales Carriage Company). It was the large yard of a pub called THE GOLDEN LION. The area was called Greenmeadow Court and Golden Lion Court. It was in 1895/7 that Morgan Arcade was built over the pub's large stables and yard. It appears the Golden Lion was at the corner end of Bakers' Row and Wharton Street. The local Cowbridge Mail coaches went from the Red Cow in Womanby Street. (Next to Horse and Groom in pic)
Queen street arcade 1971
Caerphilly rd...just up from Birchgrove 1935
Salisbury rd bridge 1936
Kingsway corner 1959
Dumfries Place then and now
The Drope viaduct
Countisbury ave Shops Llanrumney 1966
East canal wharf timber yard
The “Bute” steam barge on the canal in 1900
Incredible piece of engineering that viaduct, used to swim, shoot and fish down the drope as kids, all gone now and replaced with houses.
I didn’t realise it was gone
They built a big housing estate all round there.
Cecil Street, Roath 1894
Boys Jumping in the Canal from the side near Western Avenue,The Bridge everyone is viewing from is now the pedestrian subway near Tesco Extra .(1936)
Art Class on the canal bank 28 .4.1939
The view of the canal at Kingsway 1920’s