Cardiff – Those Were The Days
Cardiff: Those Were The Days! focuses more on people and less on places. But that is not to say that some of the well-known, but sadly lost landmarks of this historic city have been ignored. Another gem from Brian Lee.
The reader will come across many hitherto unpublished pictures of Cardiff, which is just a couple of years away from celebrating its centenary as a city and 50 years as the capital city of Wales.
The opening chapter of this eagerly awaited book, A Vanished Cardiff, shows the houses in the central area of the city being demolished to make way for office blocks and shops.
Next comes Around And About which takes the reader on a trip to parts of Cardiff that are now just a memory, such as the Glamorgan Canal, Pengam Airport and the famed Cardiff Arms Park.
Other sections include Famous Faces, Leisure and Pleasure, Celebrations, World of Work, Sporting Moments and Special Occasions. The book ends with a special selection of pictures from the Capitol Theatre's official scrapbook.
About the Author
Brian Lee was born and bred in Cardiff. He is a renowned writer on Cardiff's history and writes a popular nostalgia column in the local newspaper.