at the Llandaff Institute on the High Street
Learn about our Archaeological Dig, which ran from September until November! We welcomed schools, visitors and the whole community to ‘have a go’ at archaeology, under the supervision of professional archaeologists. Kindly funded by Lottery Heritage Fund and Cardiff YMCA (1910) Trust and then continued, with the help of professionals and volunteers, to discover an unknown medieval hall house.
We’ve achieved success in our funding bid for £200,000 from Welsh Government, £3,000 from Cardiff YMCA (1910) Trust, £5,000 from National Lottery Community Fund and £10,000 from a local charitable trust for a Centre for older people in Llandaff, as well as a Heritage Information Centre and an accessible toilet. Cardiff Council has offered us a Community Asset Transfer of the old ‘loos’ next to the 13th century Bishop’s Castle at the top of the High Street. As the derelict loos stand in the old medieval cattle pound, we are calling the Centre ‘The Pound’. It will be a base for activities for older people, run by older people. The small heritage room, manned by Llandaff 50+ volunteers, will share the story of Llandaff and the Bishop’s Castle, and we will return an accessible toilet to our village city for visitors and locals. We are delighted to be working with Downs Merrifield Architects and the Llandaff Society on this development.
Llandaff 50+ is a registered charity to promote social inclusion among the over 50s in Llandaff by the provision of facilities for social interaction, recreation and opportunities for volunteering
We are part of the Cardiff West Neighbourhood Partnership, managed by Cardiff Council. We are also a member of Cardiff and Vale Ageing Well Network, managed by Public Health Wales. We work closely with Age Connects (Cardiff and the Vale), Age Cymru, Cardiff Council 50+ Network, C3SC and St. Fagans Museum.
Registered charity no. 1176165