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Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Travis Bickle, 19 Feb 2018.
One for the Colonel
Queen street showing the old houses at the end of Dumfries Place
The Top Rank Queen street 1964, if you look closely in the opening two minutes you'll see me, TDA and Travis, suited and booted and out on the pull.
@Travis Bickle full to the gunnells of black bombers and slashing the seats no doubt.
A bit before my time I started going there in 1967 Thursday nights.
We used to start in the Prince Albert then upstairs in the Taff Vale on the SA,then over the road and in. The Geoff Murphy band we’re there then.Only danced when the dj was on though,Chris Rondell was one of them
Double Diamond half a crown a pint 12 1/2 p six shillings to get in 30p
Don't fancy yours, mate ....... and not sure about mine
Rumney Pottery 1932
Drying flower pots outside
Rumney Pottery 1932
Digging clay on the site where Homebase is now
Lynemouth crescent Llanrumney 1960’s
Llanrumney clinic 1962 people possibly queuing for smallpox jab
Hasn’t changed much
VD jabs probably.
You and your bloody Top Rank
Empire pool featured here.
Bishops palace Llandaff 1880’s
Photo of rail bridge carrying Taff Vale mineral line near the Fair Oak .1900 approx. Beyond the bridge is Fair Oak farm which continued into 1950's .Modern day location , junction of Lake Road East and Ty Draw Road. Today's bridge carries Eastern Avenue .
When Giants walked the Earth?
Railway street Splott 1890
The Fair Oak circa 1890 and a modern day view of the site of the tree within Roath Pleasure Gardens
The Fair Oak (Y Dderwen deg) was an ancient oak tree beside the stream at the north east corner of the Pleasure Garden. In recent times it has been known as the Fairoak and it is the origin of the names for Fairoak Farm and Fairoak Road. The Parks Superintendent, William Pettigrew, believed the tree to be some 500 or 600 years old in 1905:
The most venerable of all the living objects in the whole of the Roath Park is to be seen in this section [the Pleasure Garden]. This is the old Oak which is growing close beside the brook in the north-east corner of the ground, the branches of which partly overhang the brook and partly the outside public road..... It has been computed that this tree is between 500 and 600 years of age, and it is a matter for regret that such a beautiful and interesting object is not growing in a better and more prominent position in the park.
The above photograph was taken before Roath Park existed, though Ninian Road and Ty Draw Road were under construction in early 1890.] The route of Ty Draw Road crosses at the bottom, left to right, close to the Fair Oak. Fairoak Road is seen crossing the brook via the bridge on the right hand side of the picture.
Towards the middle left is the spire of Cathays Cemetery chapel and the white cottage to its right was called Cyndda. The fenced roadway at the bottom right is probably a service road used to build the railway embankment. Fairoak Farm is not visible, but would be off the bottom right of the photograph.
In October 1925 the Chief Parks Officer (A.A. Pettigrew) reported the death of the Fair Oak to the Parks Committee. Pettigrew also wrote that when it was cut down the lower part of the trunk and some branches were allowed to remain at the site as a relic.]