Cardiffians

PRESENTING UNIQUE PHOTOS OF OLD CARDIFF SINCE 2005

A PHOTOGRAPHIC AND HISTORICAL ARCHIVE OF CARDIFF

Capital City of Wales

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view a gallery of images from a suburb of the city


Adamsdown Butetown Caerau Canton Cardiff Bay Cathays and Maindy City Centre Creigiau and St Fagans Ely Fairwater Gabalfa Grangetown Heath and Birchgrove Llandaff Llandaff North Llanedeyrn and Cyncoed Llanishen and Ty Glas Llanrumney Lisvane and Thornhill Pentwyn Pentyrch and Tongwynlais Penylan Plasnewydd Pontprennau and St Mellons Radyr and Morganstown Riverside Rhiwbina Rumney Splott and Tremorfa Trowbridge Whitchurch and Coryton

Welcome to Cardiffians.co.uk

Cardiffians is an educational website that has been online since 2005.

It is aimed at those who seek information about how important historical events have shaped the town of Cardiff, which has become the bustling, classy, media and tourist friendly capital city of Wales it is today.

The pages within will provide you with facts and figures, the history of the suburbs, a detailed timeline of the development of the city, and profiles of the people from, or who have an personal connection with Cardiff, otherwise affectionately referred to as 'Cardiffians'.

Over 600 photos of old Cardiff!

The highlight of this site is the ever growing selection of images depicting Cardiff in its bygone days.  Many of these are exclusive to Cardiffians, and come from either my personal collection, or have been graciously donated from people all over the world.

Change is relentless...

Even as the city centre continues to undergo it's biggest sustained re-development in a century, Cardiff retains a lot of character that other modern cities often lack in the 21st century.

Progress is a necessity; but it's a loss to everyone that so many buildings and streets of long ago have been demolished and cleared away, with hardly any thought about the important historical and social qualities being lost in the process.

This is your opportunity to look upon Cardiff of old - to see just much Europe's youngest capital has changed in such a short space of time.

I really hope you enjoy your virtual visit through the history of Cardiff.

Page Updated: 15 January 2015

Queen Street
Queen Street - A typical day in the 1960s at one of the busiest streets in Wales!
Source: Matthew Witty

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