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100 days in Cardiff – The hidden chapel of menswear

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 hidden chapel of menswear

hidden chapel of mens wear by jeremy rees

“I give you the curiosity of the Chapel in the middle of the House of Fraser (ex Howells) department store. Evidently when the shop wanted to expand sometime after the war, it simply built around the structure standing next to it – which happened to be the Bethany Chapel. There it remains – and if you stand in the shirts section and look up you can clearly see the whole front facade, still intact.” 


Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…