Cardiff Queen Street railway station in the 1960s – a series of fascinating photos by Rob Masterman

Once again, this site is obliged to Rob Masterman for giving us permission to reproduce this wonderful set of photographs of Cardiff Queen  Street railway station in the 1960s. The …

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Photos of the rain-soaked streets of Cardiff - City centre and Llanishen at night, Jan 2020

Photos of the rain-drenched streets of Cardiff – city centre and Llanishen at night, Jan 2020

Growing up in Cardiff – Britain’s wettest city – I’m very familiar with being endlessly pelted with rain, drizzle and thunderous downpours, and yesterday my home town delivered in full …

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In photos: Blaenau Ffestiniog and a arrow gauge steam journey to Tan-y-Bwlch in Snowdonia, Aug 2018

In photos: Blaenau Ffestiniog and a narrow gauge steam journey to Tan-y-Bwlch in Snowdonia, Aug 2018

Here’s some photos from a recent visit to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in north Wales, with our day trip taking in a journey on the Ffestiniog Railway to Tan-y-Bwlch and back.

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Christmas lights in the November rain, drag queen karaoke and street views - a trip to Cardiff in photos

Christmas lights in the November rain, drag queen karaoke and street views – a trip to Cardiff in photos

Once again, Cardiff lived up to its reputation as Britain’s wettest city, with my two days in the capital being accompanied by a near-incessant drizzle. Being Welsh, I’m used to the …

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Green Gathering 2017: Mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos. Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017 in Wales: Mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar – in photos

Here’s the second of four photo features from this year’s Green Gathering festival, which is set on a verdant hilltop in Chepstow, Wales. This time I’m focusing on my favourite part …

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Cardiff's Bute Road railway station listed as one of the UK's top 10 most endangered buildings

Cardiff’s Bute Road railway station listed as one of the UK’s top 10 most endangered buildings

We wrote about the terrible state of the former Bute Road Station, in Cardiff Bay, exactly five years ago, and it’s sad to see that station continues to decline. Such is …

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