In the video on the link below I chat with train enthusiast and local historian, Gavin Douglas OBE about the birth of the railways in the county of the Vale of Glamorgan.
We look at when they were built? How they were built? Who built them? and why? The scheme to build a railway line and port at the estuary of the river Ogmore at Ogmore by Sea and why it never happened.
We also look at the iconic viaduct at Porthkerry and the disasters which beset it. How it collapsed multiple times and how it was rebuilt and preserved to this day. This video is an episode in the History on your doorstep series. Written, and presented by Welsh author and historian; Graham Loveluck-Edwards and broadcast on Bro Radio. In this series of radio programmes and accompanying videos, I examine a topic of history local to the Vale of Glamorgan and interview experts who give us unparalleled insight and explanation. I hope you enjoy them. And if you do, please subscribe to this channel and share them on social media.
A must watch for history buffs in Barry and surrounding areas in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
I gave this talk to the children of Romilly Primary School in Barry on 3rd February. They are learning about the Tudor period in history so I thought I would bring it home to Barry for them.
▶️What Barry was like in the Tudor period
▶️What was so different back then
▶️What it was like being a child growing up in the sixteenth and seventeenth century
▶️What children did for fun,
▶️where they lived,
▶️what they ate
▶️I use John Speeds ‘Map of Glamorganshire’ and John Leland’s ‘Itinerary in Wales’ as sources
▶️I discuss the mystery of the disappearing castle at Porthkerry
And they asked lots of questions!
Great to share this video with your kids if they are local and learning about this era in history.
Sound quality isn’t the best as it was recorded in an echoy classroom. If you struggle with it, click the CC button for subtitles.
Click this link to watch the video on YouTube: