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100 days in Cardiff – Cardiff indoor market

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!

Cardiff Indoor Market

cardiff indoor market by jeremy rees

“Taken from the first floor balcony of the 108 year old indoor market which sells lots of things you can’t easily find anywhere else anymore – like Carbolic soap, aniseed balls and thimbles. It’s served the people of Cardiff since Queen Victoria was on the throne, but now – surrounded by pedestrianised streets and with the gleaming new St David’s Shopping Centre on its doorstep, its future looks uncertain. The Council are currently ‘consulting’ on it so time will tell….”

 

Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…

100 days in Cardiff – the multi-cultural buildings of Wood 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 multi-cultural buildings of Wood Street

Photo by Jeremy Rees

“If you look closely you can see that these buildings in Wood Street Cardiff are unusual in that the stones used in their construction are a mix of various colours & textures. There are several examples of this in the city, but these are probably the most obvious, I love the story as to why this is. In the heyday of the coal industry millions of tons of the stuff was exported from Cardiff Docks to places all over the world. The ships that carried it needed to be weighed down to make the journey back, and so the same tonnage of stones from the country receiving the coal was dispatched back to the docks – where local builders could buy it very cheaply – hence so many of the old buildings in the City are constructed from a mix of stones from the four corners of the world.” 

 

Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…

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…