HistoryPoints News

Dec 19, 2023

River Taff's body catcher

Radyr weir, north of Cardiff, was built in the 1770s to supply water to a tinplate works but it also played a gruesome second role: intercepting the bodies of people who had drowned further up the Taff or in its tributaries. Now you can use the HistoryPoints QR codes on a fencepost ...

near the weir to read about the structure's long history and see old photos of the weir on your phone. Or click here for the information and photos