Tag Archives: Cardiff

THE PRICE OF PROGRESS

It always saddens me when iconic buildings with historical significance are destroyed. That sadness is compounded, however, when said buildings also have a personal connection to either myself, or to somebody I know, or have known. A case in point

DISCLOSURES

I originally published the following post on the 29th October 2015, and for reasons that are not relevant, nor is there a pressing need to divulge here, I opted to use the ‘Protected‘ feature, which required a password available only

OUTLAW HEROES #9

The ninth in a series of real-life Outlaw heroes ‘Peerless’ Jim Driscoll (1880-1925) is still regarded as the finest proponent of the classical, upright boxing style, and a fighter who is almost always included in lists of the greatest fighters

A GRAVEYARD TALE

I am fascinated by cemeteries. I have visited dozens over the years while researching my family history, countless history projects, or as is more often the case, just to wander around if I have a spare hour to enjoy the

STEVEN MESSHAM

The only time I met Steven Messham after leaving Bryn Estyn, was in the Secure Dyffryn House, which formed part of the ‘Home Office Approved School’ that was known as Neath Farm School. I was in Dyffryn House as I