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WATCH: A day in the life of Cardiff, 1959

1959. What a year. Castro assumed power, the Dalai Lama escaped to India, and Britain recognised the independence of Cyprus.

Cardiff 1959 screenshot

But what was going on in Cardiff? I found this mad little video in the ITV Wales archives on YouTube (while looking for something else entirely, then got so absorbed in this, I forgot what I was doing. THE BLACK HOLE OF THE INTERNET)

Anyway, your turn. See what was going on in Cardiff in 1959!

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