The Building Stones of Cardiff

by John W. Perkin

A novel approach to the Welsh capital's history, embarking on a series of walks around the city centre, docks and suburbs, and looking at all the varying types of stone used in the many fascinating buildings.

Cardiff Clocks

by William Linnard

Informative tale of clockmaking in the Glamorgan area since the 17th century, describing the activities of 800 local craftsmen. The book features a facsimile clock & watch catalogue from around 1900 with over 40 pages of illustrations.

A Cardiff Family in the Forties

by Malcolm Pill

The author's father's Army service during WWII in North Africa and Europe, set against the author's war-time childhood in Grangetown and Whitchurch.

Cowbridge Trades and Tradesmen 1660-1760

by Philip Riden

A study based on wills and probate inventories of this small Vale of Glamorgan town in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Early Victorian Usk

by David R. Lewis

A fascinating picture of a small Monmouthshire market town in the early 19th century.

Gelligaer and Merthyr Common

by Judith Jones

The history and archaeology of the district and the current struggles against modern pressures - the growing menace of over-grazing, the dumping of rubbish, and the impact of open-cast coal extraction and wind-farming.

Historic Melingriffith

by Edgar L. Chapell

A new edition of a pioneer monograph (first published in 1940) on Melingriffith Tinplate Works, one of the earliest in Britain and its associated blast furnaces and forge at Pentyrch. With a new introduction by Philip Riden.

History of the Port of Cardiff

by Edgar L. Chapell

Reprint of a 1939 book marking the centenary of the city's first modern dock. A fascinating maritime history with excellent photographs.

Housing In The Rhondda 1800-1940

by Malcolm Fisk

House building in the South Wales coalfields in the late 19th century. Illustrated with plates and measured drawings

Law and Disorder in Tudor Monmouthshire

by Ben Howell

The effects of Tudor settlement on crime and peacekeeping, with numerous court documents dating from 1576-77 which provide a fascinating record of the activities of the justices.

Life On the Heath: The Making of a Cardiff Suburb

by Gareth Williams

A fascinating history from earliest times to the present day, with over 40 maps and pictures, most previously unpublished.

Medieval Neath: Ministers Accounts 1262-1316

by Anthony D.G Hopkins

A transcript of six sets of accounts for the borough of Neath, with an introduction outlining the town's early history

Place Names in Glamorgan

by Gwynedd O. Pierce

Looking at the origin of local names, from Cardiff, Swansea and other big towns to places as diverse as Llysworney and the Gurnos, features such as the Wormshead, and landmarks such as Culverhouse Cross and The Gnoll - all of whose origins are explained all with wit and erudition.

Pontypridd At War 1939-1945

by Don Powell

An account of life in the town before, during and after during WWII, with chapters on rationing, the Home Guard, the arrival of evacuees and a large contingent of US troops, and the ways people spent their spare time at cinemas and dance-halls.

Rhondda Coal Cardiff Gold

by Richard Watson

The rise and decline of the Insoles, from their origins in  Worcester, their acquisition of collieries in the Rhondda and estates in Llandaff and Somerset and the loss of the family fortunes after the First World War.

Victorian Pontypridd and its Villages

by Don Powell

A revealing account of how an unimportant Welsh hamlet grew into a busy market town and major railway junction. Profusely illustrated with old photos, many previously unpublished.


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