Cardiff East

  Club contact: Andrew Grant
andygrantrwg@yahoo.co.uk

                                     May 2024 – update

An excellent meeting with  a talk by Steve Abbott

“A Pictorial and Video History of Cardiff”

Steve’s presentation was a fascinating compilation of videos and photographs of Cardiff which included facts about the growth of the village in 1100, the Castle in Norman times, the 15th Century Owain Glyndwr, the Act of Union 1536 and the first map in 1610.

Further the first Mayor in 1835, Cardiff becoming a city in 1905 and eventually the Capital of Wales in 1955.

Many of the items showed the changes to familiar locations well known to our members and given our ages several could remember both the before and afterwards.

This was a well-received presentation which Steve had prepared with his meticulous detail and even more interesting he did not mention Elon Musk once.

 Please contact me for any further information at the e-mail address above or on 02920252422.

Although our membership is growing, we still have room for new people and I would be glad to hear from any interested parties. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Llanishen Golf Club in Cardiff at 10am for coffee before starting the meeting proper at 10.30am. Lunch is available at the club and the great majority of the members stay for this excellent value meal.

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Andrew Grant (Secretary)