100 days in Cardiff – The Old Bank in Bute Street

We Are Cardiff contributor Jeremy Rees is recording his days in and around Cardiff with 100 photographs of local points of interest. We’ll be publishing some of them here on We Are Cardiff – and make sure you tune in to Jeremy as he presents the Saturday Soulful Breakfast on Radio Cardiff!

The Old Bank in Bute Street

The Old Bank by Jeremy Rees

“The grand sandstone building at the centre of today’s picture is The Old Bank in Bute Street, Cardiff. In the heyday of the docks and the coal industry it was a bustling financial centre where the worlds 1st million pound cheque was cashed. These days the building is home to many small organisations including too that I volunteer for myself – REF and ACE Cardiff – so I spend quite a bit of time for one thing or another. I was there today with the VCS Stall at a community event. The grand hall is magnificent – but today, boy was it cold!”


Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…

One thought on “100 days in Cardiff – The Old Bank in Bute Street”

  1. Interesting place – I remember the upper floor being a pub/restaurant called the Baltimore Arms in the early nineties, first as a Thai restaurant then as a pub where I played with Wonderbrass a few times. It was closed when I last looked – is that still the case?


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