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Menai Straits
Menai Straits - card posted 1908

Welsh agriculture in 1800
Down to the middle of the nineteenth century Wales was almost entirely an agricultural country. Towns were few and served mainly as markets for the produce of the neighbouring countryside.

Amman Valley

Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin)

Dinefwr (Dynevor)
Views of the Welsh castle

Glanaman (Glanamman), Carmarthenshire
Early 20th century view of School and Children, and c.1930 Charabanc Trip.

Postcard views of Llandeilo and Dryslwyn castle

Its origins lie with the Silures, who occupied this fertile area along with lands now found in neighbouring counties.

Vale of Glamorgan
There is, perhaps, no tract of country in South Wales more beautiful than the Vale of Glamorgan.

Cardiff: Historical Notes
Some historical notes about the city of Cardiff.

The Language of Cardiff
Welsh and English languages in Cardiff

Known as ‘Europe’s youngest capital’, Cardiff, in south Wales, has re-invented itself as one of Britain’s most buzzing, young-at-heart and stylish cities.


This county in the north-west of Wales is now part of Gwynedd

Barmouth, Gwynedd

Sometimes described as 'Little England beyond Wales'.


St David



Welsh Legends

Why the Red Dragon is the Emblem of Wales attempt to explain the events of the post-Roman period.

The Meddygon Myddfai legend.

The Tale of Elidurus is another typical story of an earthling joining the fairy people dating from the twelfth-century.

Pergrin and the Mermaiden takes contact between man and mermaid as its theme.

Gelert: The Martyred Hound is one of the best-known (and saddest) of Welsh tales.

The Devil's Bridge is another tale connected with a placename.

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