Photo: Cardiff Castle Photo James Hughes

The South Wales Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024.  The group formed in 1974 because of the threats to the Grade I animal wall at Cardiff Castle, the Park Hotel (Park Place), and the redevelopment of the lower end of Cathedral Road.

Over the intervening decades the South Wales Group has run a very lively programme of events, visits, talks and study days throughout Wales and beyond, that has been well supported. We have studied everything from the development of Spa towns to industrial settlements, including grand houses, churches, chapels, industry, canals, ports, colleges to the work of great individual architects and engineers.

Covid has left the Group in need of new members, and there is room to join the committee to reinvigorate this long lived Group. The Group is especially interested in Young Victorians working in, or appreciating, the built environment and those who want to campaign to save endangered Welsh Victorian and Edwardian heritage. New members are welcome especially those with an interest in helping run events including walks, talks and online events


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Gwrych Castle visit

Come and enjoy a guided walk around Gwrych Castle and meet the The Victorian Society’s Welsh group.

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Y Gymdeithas Fictorianaidd
How to get in touch with our Wales Group

The Wales Group does not do casework. If you are concerned about a Victorian or Edwardian building, please get in touch with one of our conservation advisers.

If you would like to know more about the Wales Group’s programme of events, please contact: Elaine Davey, 37 Romilly Road, Thompson’s Park, Cardiff CF5 1FJ. 0292 038 7384. [email protected]

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