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Llandaff Ghost Walk

September 1, 2017 - Author: melyn

Llandaf resident and LlandafPost reader Caerwyn Williams has been in touch to say how much he enjoyed the Llandaff Ghost Walk last night.

Caerwyn writes to say:

“Yes, the walking  tour at Llandaf was quite something. There are a few stories about ghosts seen in the area around the Cathedral. The witch from ‘Ffordd y Meirw’ (the street of the dead) was particularly scary. She had red hair, green skin and wings. She usually crawls on the ground. Walking around in pitch dark adds to the suspense ! I left the landing light on after going to sleep that night.

“I can recommend the walk. It’s  very scary, even though there are no gimmicks, just the stories.”  Book @CardiffHistory !”

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Photo by Dave Snowden

Thanks to Caerwyn for his report.

The Llandaff Ghost Walk costs £8 for the 1 hour 20 minute walk and £11 for the two hour extended walk. You can see the walks’ dates and book a place on the Llandaff Ghost Walk at https://www.cardiffhistory.co.uk/shop.php?c=1_0

Written 01/09/17

 

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Risking all in the 1977 skateboard craze on Llandaf Cathedral Hill

March 20, 2016 - Author: melyn

Watch the first 50 seconds of this HTV archive film to see some daring skateboarding down the hill alongside the Cathedral in Llandaf.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx0-v-fOOKE&sns=tw

Keep watching if you want to be reminded of G&S Bowlrider decks, Gullwing trucks and Red Kryptonic wheels.

Here’s the information from the YouTube page:

In 1977 the skateboard craze had hit Wales. Professional Welsh skateboarder Paul Roberts was showing off his skills in the new shop ‘Skate City’ in Cardiff and at the Dutch Barn of Rhumney High School.
The ITV Cymru/Wales Archive is based at the National Library Of Wales. For more information on how to access the Archive Catalogue, please visit http://www.archif.com.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nssaw
Licence
Standard YouTube Licence

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The site of Llandaff’s new Memorial Hall

January 24, 2016 - Author: melyn

The Cathedral School has bought the site of Jazzy Jungle, flattened it and is preparing to build a new Memorial Hall for the school and city. The photos below outline how the hall will look and how the local community will be able to use the new facility.

 

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Where once there was a meadow in Llandaf

August 27, 2015 - Author: melyn

Cardiff Metropolitan University has started the process of turning Llandaff Meadow into a sports facility. These photos show that the Meadow has been fenced off and the diggers are now at work.

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Campaigns on this website and on Facebook haven’t been able to save this historic ecosystem.

This is the wildflower field between the cathedral and the weir in Llandaf.

 

 

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