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 Coal Exchange
“It’s really sad to see this iconic and important building boarded up and effectively mothballed after years of neglect caused parts of the facade to crumble and cause a health and safety hazard. It was once one of the most important trading halls anywhere in the world – the first million pound cheque was written here at the height of the coal boom. It’s beautiful grand hall – the venue for many great gigs in recent years – now stands empty. According to the writing on the protective panels that have been erected around it in the last few weeks, it is now ‘seeking a new future’. It will need someone with access to quite a few million pound cheques before it can open its doors again…”
Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…