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The Illustrated History of Cardiff's Suburbs by Dennis Morgan
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Cardiff was a small town of less than 2,000 people until the development of its docks in the 19th century. Then began a period of rapid expansion. From 1875 onwards, as the city grew, it absorbed its outlying districts. This book concentrates on the varied and fascinating history of these suburbs which are today part of the capital of Wales. Dennis Morgan offers a concise account of the development of each area. Some of the suburbs have long and rich histories in their own right. Others are recent creations, designed to accommodate new businesses and a rising population. The author describes how ancient hillforts, castles and churches are to be found in these districts alongside the industrial development that has transformed the city during the last 200 years. Royal visits, memorable sporting occasions and battles from medieval times to World War II feature in the narrative. Dennis Morgan also recalls the brilliant careers of world-famous individuals such as Ivor Novello, Roald Dahl and Howard Spring. At the same time he records lesser known local characters who made a mark on the community, together with anecdotes and legends which play a role in this story. His book features more than 200 illustrations, many of them not previously published. It will be essential reading and reference for Cardiff residents, past and present, who take an interest in their neighbourhood and in the colourful history of the city itself.

Author Biography

DENNIS MORGAN is one of the foremost authorities on the history of Cardiff. His publications include The Cardiff Story, Discovering Cardiff's Past and Cardiff: A City at War. A former teacher and college lecturer, he has taken part in many television and radio programmes and has been actively involved in promoting and preserving Cardiff's history and heritage.
Release date NZ
August 31st, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
200 illustrations
Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd
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