“I feared the new motorway out of Cardiff might have swallowed up the little village, but to my delight I came upon a sign pointing to Tongwynlais as the motorway swept on.  I drove down into the village, and there was the church, and the little houses, seemingly untouched by time.”

Battle of Britain hero Grp Capt Dennis ‘Hurricane’ David from his autobiography about returning to his father’s childhood home after 40 years.

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