HistoryPoints News

Feb 2, 2019

Intrusive adverts ... in the 1890s

Irritating ads aren't a modern invention. In the 1890s, many Cardiff residents complained about a long and continuous row of new advertising hoardings along the Glamorganshire Canal facing people in Mill Lane. Although ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

they were widely regarded as hideous, they were still in place decades later. You can see a photo of them, courtesy of Cardiff Libraries, on our web page about the canal at Mill Lane corner - where Mill Lane joins St Mary Street and the canal made a sharp turn. The scene is very different today, with the canal filled in and New Street, on the far side of the canal, vanished. To compare then and now, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the side of the information and map stand in St Mary Street, a little south of Peppermint bar. Or click here