The Northern Meadow in Whitchurch, Cardiff will be lost if the new £180 million Velindre Cancer Centre build goes ahead. The impact will see the loss to local wildlife and habitat destruction, and a significant increase in traffic and air pollution.
I can’t tell you how many times I have re-written this piece. I didn’t know if I should even write it? Does it look like I’m jumping on the bandwagon? All of these ridiculous thoughts have gone through my head. Of course, I know keeping silent is why things have gone so wrong, for so long.
Did you know that Wales’s only thermal spring is in Taffs Well? Neither did I, and I’ve lived in Cardiff all of my life! I have lived and worked nearby for a long time, and did not know of its existence. It was once a busy tourist hotspot, and now it is nearly forgotten. Can we get Taffs Well’s thermal spring back on the must-see map?
Earlier this year, whilst doing some housekeeping on my Ancestry subscription (yes, I’m a massive family history geek!), I discovered a letter I wrote in 2014 to the Unknown Soldier project. It was published on 14-18 Now on 6th August 2014. Even though it was written about World War One, I feel it is relevant as we approach the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. It was an emotional re-read for me…