Category Archives: Then & Now

Woollen Factory, Cardiff

Before the Industrial revolution and the extraction of the black stuff from the ground, the woollen industry in Wales was one of the country’s most important industry. The spinning and weaving of sheep’s wool in Wales dates back to prehistoric … Continue reading

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Billybanks – a 1960s experiment for modern social housing

Over the years a lot of negative things have been said about the large ex-council estate called Billybanks that stood in Penarth. In it’s final years it had even been called the ugliest eyesore in Wales. By then it wasn’t … Continue reading

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