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Cardiff: Those Were the Days! free pdf Cardiff: Those Were The Days! is different from Brian Lee's previous two books - Cardiff Then and Now and Memory Lane Cardiff - in that it focuses more on people and less on places. But that is not to say that some of the well-known, but sadly lost landmarks of this historic city have been ignored. The reader will come across many hitherto unpublished pictures of Cardiff, which is just a couple of years away from celebrating its centenary as a city and 50 years as the capital city of Wales. The opening chapter of this eagerly awaited book, A Vanished Cardiff, shows the houses in the central area of the city being demolished to make way for office blocks and shops. Next comes Around And About which takes the reader on a trip to parts of Cardiff that are now just a memory, such as the Glamorgan Canal, Pengam Airport and the famed Cardiff Arms Park. In Famous Faces, we meet the Prince and the Princess of Wales, Pope John Paul, Archbishop Runcie, Viscount Tonypandy, singers Tony Bennett and Ivor Emmanuel, and a number of other stars of stage, screen and radio, while many Cardiffians are sure to come across pictures of themselves or their parents in Happiest Days Of Their Lives, as a number of school photographs from different districts are to be found within the pages of this enthralling book. The chapters Leisure And Pleasure and Special Occasions will give readers an insight into how Cardiffians in the 1930s, 40s and 50s enjoyed their free time, while Celebrations takes in such events as the post-war street parties, Corpus Christie, St Patrick's Pipe Band and other happy events before concentrating on World of Work and Sporting Moments. Finally this book, which will fascinate readers of all ages, ends with a special selection of pictures from the Capitol Theatre's official scrapbook.

About Brian Lee

BRIAN LEE is Cardiff-born and bred and this is his tenth book about his beloved city. He has also published four sports titles. Buzz magazine once said of him "Without historians like Brian Lee documenting a bygone age, crucial aspects of local identity would be lost forever."

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Author : Brian Lee
Publisher : Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd
Data Published : 01 September 2003
ISBN : 1859833853
EAN : 9781859833858
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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