“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.

Interview Questions

Did you used to live in Tongwynlais and wish to share some memories of your time there?  Have you lived there all your life?  A simple way to contribute to […]

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Matches in the Mine

Matches in the Mine Albert Browning, Queen Street, Tongwynlais, was summoned lor a breach of the Coal Mines Act. Mr. Griffith Llewelyn, Aberdare, prosecuted.—John Jones, a ripper at the Dowlais-Cardiff […]

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Wife Finds Husband Dead

WIFE FINDS HUSBAND DEAD William Thomas Jenkins. Riverside House, Tongwynlais, was found dead in bed at 10.30 last night by his wife. He leaves a large family.   https://newspapers.library.wales/view/4212507/4212514

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