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Cardiff Remember When free pdf Brian Lee has been dubbed "The Indefatigable Historian of Cardiff" and "Cardiff Remember When" is his 16th book about his beloved birthplace. And this time Brian - who is also the author of several sports titles - takes us back to the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s to a very different Cardiff from the one we know today. We start off with a visit to the Park Hall Hotel, built on the site of an old theatre, and from there we meet outside the much-loved Capitol Cinema in Queen Street. We then take a trip to other picture palaces of the past like the Empire, Olympia and Pavilion. Next we go shopping in some of those long gone big department stores: Seccombes, Mackross and Lermons. Shopping finished we take a walk around the city centre, taking in the street scenes, and then go on to meet some of the famous people who have visited Cardiff over the years: Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela, to name but a few. After meeting some of the staff who helped produce the Western Mail and South Wales Echo, we glimpse Hollywood film stars Peter Lorre, Montgomery Clift, Gloria Swanson, Danny Kaye and other great entertainers like Cardiff's own Ivor Novello, Shirley Bassey, Tessie O'Shea and Wyn Calvin. Phil Edwards, Joe Erskine, Jack Petersen, Lynn Davies, Colin Jackson and Jim Alford are just a few of the famous Welsh sports personalities we come across. Then, after a trip back in time around Cardiff's historical arcades - some of which have vanished for ever - we end our journey back in time in the company of Cardiff's brave firefighters. With nearly 300 photographs, many of them from the Media Wales archives, "Cardiff Remember When" is a powerful pictorial record and a nostalgic reminder of how Wales' vibrant capital city has changed over the years.

About Brian Lee

Born and bred in Cardiff, author and freelance writer Brian Lee has published 20 books - this is the 16th about his beloved Cardiff - and he has written thousands of articles for various newspapers and magazines.

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Author : Brian Lee
Publisher : Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd
Data Published : 30 September 2009
ISBN : 1859837182
EAN : 9781859837184
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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