The following is a list of general information
sources used to compile the CardiffParks history pages. Sources specific to indivdual parks are covered in the relevent
- A.A. Pettigrew: The Public Parks and Recreation
Grounds of Cardiff.
An unpublished account of the history of Cardiff's parks in six volumes,
available for reference in the Cardiff Library Local Studies Collection.
Nelmes: A Brief History of the Cardiff Parks
Published in Transactions of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society volume LXXXVII
1957/58 pages 5 to 12, this is available via Welsh Journals
- Cardiff Council - minutes of meetings
- available for consultation at the Glamorgan
Archives and a few very early ones are available through the British
History Online website.
Parks Superintendent's Report Book
A transcription of a handwritten book covering the period January 1908 to October 1912 inclusive,
in which reports from the Parks Superintendent were drafted before being
presented to the Council Parks and Open Spaces Committee. The original Report Book
is currently in the care of the Cardiff Council's Parks Service.
- The 1938 Inventory of Parks Buildings and Equipment available in
or html format
This is a transcription of a handwritten book, prepared as an insurance inventory in April 1938.
- Welsh Government Central Register of Aerial
Photography for Wales
Room G-073a, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ. Tel: 029 2082 3819 / 3815
An extensive collection of aerial photographs covering
Wales from 1940 to present day at a variety of scales.
- Digitised historic newspapers accessed via the British
Newspaper Archive or Welsh Newspapers Online