Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Travis Bickle, 19 Feb 2018.
Like driving a tin can...did the job though - just
Not sure why the photos you attached didn't show up, would have liked to have seen them though.
Also, this line: "In 1941, a German land-mine left much of the building a roofless ruin once more" are they saying the land mine that damaged the roof was dropped from a bomber?
North road pre flyover
Albany Road looking from Richmond Road c1904
Custom House Bridge 1896 and 2017
The Hendre, Trowbridge now gone
Oh is that gone now?
Yeah, early 2000’s I think, flats there now, I was still living in Llanedeyrn when it closed and I been back in Rumney since 2013
Was another pub in East Cardiff that you could buy items they don't sell in shops.
That's my understanding. You can see where it landed. It's on the Llandaff [as opposed to the river] side of the cathedral not too far from the lane running down the hill.
I didn't know they were dropping land mines from planes Were they short of bombs?
Neither did I until I saw the commemoration at the cathedral! I believe that both sides used to drop heavy objects as well as bombs from planes. I'm guessing a landmine would do some damage dropped from height but with the added 'bonus' that it might explode on impact or thereafter.
I think Cardiff was low priority for bombing compared to London, Liverpool, Coventry, Swansea etc so they probably didn't want to 'waste' too many bombs on us.
I know when planes were first used in warfare in WW1 they used to drop heavy bricks onto each other from their bi-planes They were mostly used for reconnaissance then though but it surprises me that they took the effort to fly landmines from Germany to drop on targets here.
Ww2 Luftwaffe Parachute Mines - Ww2 inert Air Dropped Ordnance - http://www.ww2airdroppedordnance.com/german-parachute-mines---bombs.html
st Germans church, metal st, Adamsdown-the building centre left is the great eastern pub. 1891
Yep a few years ago I believe.
Proper pikey pub.
The gradual demise of the Tredegar 80’s, 2019, 2019
Bridge Road, The Post Office, Llandaff North c1930
Harlequins Ground in 1890 taken from the Roath Branch line. The houses on the left are the rear of houses facing Roath Road later renamed Newport Road.