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Cardiff: Those Were The Days!

Brian Lee

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. In Famous Faces, we meet the Prince and the Princess of Wales, Pope John Paul, Archbishop Runcie, Tony Bennett and a host of other stars of stage, screen and radio, while many Cardiffians are sure to come across pictures of themselves or their parents in Happiest Days Of Their Lives, with a number of school photographs from different districts.

The chapters Leisure And Pleasure and Special Occasions will give readers an insight into how Cardiffians in the 1930s, 40s and 50s enjoyed their free time, while Celebrations takes in such events as the post-war street parties, St Patrick’s Pipe Band and other happy events before concentrating on World of Work and Sporting Moments. Finally the book ends with a special selection of pictures from the Capitol Theatre’s official scrapbook.


"Gloriously illustrated and eagerly awaited, this is certain to prove a treasured addition to Lee’s growing contribution to local history. Another absolutely fascinating read."
The Western Mail

"Brian Lee’s journey into the capital’s past will enchant the youngest of readers. An important compilation of this city’s past."
Buzz magazine

"A fascinating book, full of memories of places in Cardiff which have now vanished. It is certainly a book well worth a place in one’s bookshelf."
The Post




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