5000 Years of History DVD

The DVD includes rarely seen footage of some of the contents of the Lesser Garth Cave, the Plymouth Estate maps, the earliest film footage of Radyr and Morganstown and a selection from the Local History Society’s extensive collection of photographs, some seen for the first time.Radyr and Morganstown Local History Society have produced a 44 minute DVD. In it presenter Robin Jones looks at the History of the parish of Radyr over the past five millennia; from the earliest known habitation in the Lesser Garth Cave, though the Roman period, the period of minor Welsh kings and princes to the Norman Conquest.

We follow the growth of the villages of old Radyr – now Danescourt – Groeswen, Morganstown and lastly modern Radyr. We see how the Mathew family, lords of the Manor of Radyr in the Tudor period encouraged the growth of early industry. How this early industry developed a tramway linking the ironworks in Gwaelod y Garth to Melingriffith and how this affected the development and growth of railways in the parish.

Please note that the content of the DVD was previously presented as a VHS Video.

“R & M – 5000 Years of History” on DVD is available from Allan Cook, 54 Pentwyn, Radyr, CF15 8RE at a price of £6.00 including postage and packaging.