Information Sources for Victoria Park
- 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An unpublished account of the history of Cardiff's parks in six volumes, available for reference in the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 Central Library
Local Studies department. As well as other references to Victoria Park there is a dedicated section in volume 2, pages 86-95.
Victoria Park Zoo is covered in volume 3, pages 40-41.
Nelmes: A Brief History of the Cardiff Parks(pdf)
Published in Transactions of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society volume LXXXVII
1957/58 pages 5 to 12, this is available via Welsh Journals Online
Public and the Parks Western Mail 28th July 1906
Full transcription of an article featuring Cardiff's Parks from the Western Mail in July 1906
Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales - Coflein(pdf)
Online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW),
the national collection of information about the historic environment of
Wales. The name is derived from the Welsh cof (memory) and lein (line).
- Western Mail newspaper articles
Contemporary reports and notices from the 1880s and 1890s, accessed via
the British Newspaper Archive or 19th Century British Library Newspapers
- Cardiff Council - minutes of meetings - available for consultation
at Glamorgan Archives.
Parks Superintendent's Report Book(pdf)
A handwritten book covering the period January 1908 to October 1912 inclusive, currently in the care of the Cardiff Council's Parks Service.
- 1938 Inventory of Parks Buildings and Equipment available in (pdf)
or html format
A handwritten book, prepared as an insurance inventory in April 1938. This
book is currently in the care of the Cardiff Council's Parks Service.
- Welsh Government Central Register of Aerial Photography for Wales
Room G-073a, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
The Central Register indexes all aerial survey cover of Wales flown by the
RAF, Ordnance Survey and commercial aerial survey companies, and is a comprehensive
source about aerial photography of Wales advising all interested users.
The Welsh Government holds an extensive collection of aerial photographs covering
Wales from 1940 to present day at a variety of scales. Contact information:
Telephone: 029 2082 3819 / 3815 Fax: 029 2082 3080