Tag Archives: Cardiff

The world’s oldest record shop

The world’s most ancient seller of records isn’t in New York or London but Welsh capital, Cardiff. Spillers was founded in 1894 to sell wax cylinders and gramophones, and later traded at the same address in the Hayes for 60 … Continue reading

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Brit buildings: Castell Coch

In a land of castles, it takes something a wee bit special to stand out from the crowd. This former 13th-century wreck, just west of Cardiff, was completely rebuilt by William Burges in the 1870s and the results embody the … Continue reading

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Six of the best: autumn/winter UK music festivals

An unusual mix of folk on my train from Portsmouth to London this morning. Sprawled amid the usual business types was a smattering of bleary eyed youths carrying tents, crusty wellies and unsavoury sleeping bags. They were part of the … Continue reading

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