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Radyr
Radyr
(Welsh: Radur) is an outer suburb of Cardiff, about 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Cardiff
Cardiff
city centre. Radyr
Radyr
is part of Radyr and Morganstown
Morganstown
Community, for which the 2011 Census recorded a population of 6,417.[1] Morganstown
Morganstown
is north of Radyr, on the other side of the M4 Motorway. Neighbouring communities are Whitchurch to the east on the opposite bank of the River Taff, Pentyrch
Pentyrch
to the west with St Fagans
St Fagans
and Llandaff
Llandaff
to the south.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Stone Age until the Norman Conquest 1.2 Origin of the name 1.3 Norman occupation and Middle Ages 1.4 Mathew family 1.5 Stuart period 1.6 Development from the 18th century 1.7 Wartime 1.8 Post-war history

2 Governance

2.1 UK Parliament and Welsh Assembly 2.2 Cardiff
Cardiff
Council 2.3 Community Council

3 Geography

3.1 Geological structure 3.2 Radyr
Radyr
Weir 3.3 Radyr
Radyr
Woods Nature Area 3.4 Radyr
Radyr
hawkweed

4 Demography 5 Landmark buildings and local attractions 6 Education

6.1 Nursery and primary schools 6.2 Secondary education

7 Churches 8 Sport and leisure 9 Transport

9.1 Rail 9.2 Bus 9.3 Road

10 Notable people 11 Radyr
Radyr
in the media 12 References 13 External links

History[edit] Stone Age until the Norman Conquest[edit] Evidence of Stone Age occupation of the Lesser Garth Cave near Morganstown
Morganstown
was discovered in 1912 and included worked flints.[2] In 1916 excavation of a mound of 30 metres (100 ft) in Radyr
Radyr
Woods revealed charcoal and Iron Age pottery.[3] Radyr
Radyr
developed after the Norman invasion of Wales
Wales
at the start of the 12th century and formed part of the Welsh Lordship or cantref of Miskin
Miskin
under the Lordship of Glamorgan
Glamorgan
created by the Norman King, William Rufus, in 1093.[3] Origin of the name[edit] Hints about the derivation of the name Radyr
Radyr
can be found in Lifris's writings Life of St Cadog, written between 1081 and 1104 but relating to the earlier period around AD 530, which mentions a croft or tref on the site called Aradur Hen. Lifris also tells the story of Tylyway, a religious hermit who was held to have lived on the banks of the Taff. Tylyway's cell is the most likely origin of the name Radyr; from the Welsh yr adur, meaning "the chantry", although Arudur Hen is also possible.[3] Norman occupation and Middle Ages[edit]

Radyr
Radyr
motte and moat viewed from top

The Norman motte in the "mound field" is a flat-topped mound 30 metres (100 ft) in diameter at the base and 3.8 metres (12 ft) high, surrounded by a ditch 7 metres (23 ft) wide. An adjoining bailey to east of the motte could indicate the boundary between Norman and Welsh land.[4] The motte was surrounded by a timber palisade around a wooden keep and formed part of a defensive line with similar mottes at Thornhill and Whitchurch.[3] The early settlement that became Radyr
Radyr
developed around the Norman church and manor house in what is now Danescourt. Surveys in 1307 describe an agricultural hamlet surrounded by arable fields.[3] The 14th century Welsh Lord of Radyr, Cynwrig ap Hywel, followed by his descendants, farmed the area until it was devastated by the Black Death
Black Death
and by battles between the Marcher Lords in 14th and 15th centuries when the whole area was laid waste.[3] Mathew family[edit]

Effigies of Sir William Mathew (died 1528) and his wife. The latest of three surviving Mathew family effigies at Llandaff
Llandaff
Cathedral[5]

In 1469 Thomas Mathew (died 1469), the third or fourth son of Sir David Mathew (died 1484) of Llandaf,[6] inherited the land by marriage to Catherine, heiress of Radyr, and built Radyr
Radyr
Court, a manor house on the site of what is now the Radyr
Radyr
Court Inn in Danescourt.[3] The house was used as a court. Although it was destroyed by a fire in the 19th century, the three large dungeons survived and can still be seen at the Inn.[7] On Thomas' death, his lands passed to his eldest son David and then to his younger son William Mathew (died 1528), who was knighted by King Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth
Battle of Bosworth
in 1485.[3] Sir William accompanied Henry VIII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold
Field of the Cloth of Gold
in 1520. His successor was his eldest son Sir George Mathew, who became MP for Glamorganshire and in 1545 Sheriff of Glamorgan.[3][8] Sir George created a deer park that ranged far north of Radyr. Tenant farmers there were evicted, and the loss of rental income contributed to the decline in the family's fortunes.[3] He had 24 children, eight of whom were illegitimate. Many were daughters, and Sir George needed large sums of money for their dowries.[3] On his death Sir George's lands passed to his eldest son William, who also became a MP and invested in the Pentyrch
Pentyrch
ironworks.[3] This was an astute move as feudalism was giving way to early industrialisation. William's descendants inherited a diminishing fortune. Captain George Mathew, the last of the family to live in Radyr, married Elizabeth Poyntz, and the couple left Radyr
Radyr
to live on her estates at Thurles
Thurles
in County Tipperary, Ireland
Ireland
in 1625.[9] Stuart period[edit] Radyr's new owner was a wealthy landowner, Sir Edward Lewis,[10] who was knighted by James I. Sir Edward owned St Fagans
St Fagans
Castle and its surrounding lands,[11] scene of the Battle of St Fagans
St Fagans
in the English Civil War. The Lewis fortune passed to Elizabeth Lewis, who married Other Windsor [sic], 3rd Earl of Plymouth, the principal landowner in Cardiff, Penarth
Penarth
and Barry.[3] A survey in 1766 shows that the Plymouth family owned the freeholds of most of Radyr. It continues to do so today. Plymouth Estates sold 22 acres (9 ha) of residential land in Radyr
Radyr
in 2007.[12] Development from the 18th century[edit] Many residents of Radyr
Radyr
worked in the Melingriffith Tin Plate Works, on the other side of the River Taff
River Taff
in Whitchurch.[13] The works opened in 1749 and closed in 1957.[14] Samuel Lewis' 1849 Topographical Dictionary of Wales
Wales
says of Radyr:[15]

"A parish, in the poorlaw union of Cardiff, hundred of Kibbor, county of Glamorgan, in South Wales, 3½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Cardiff; containing 279 inhabitants. This parish probably derives its name, signifying "a cataract," from the rushing waters of the river Tâf, by which it is bounded on the north-east. It was formerly comprehended within the hundred of Miskin, but has been recently separated therefrom. It comprises about eleven hundred acres of arable and pasture land, inclosed and in a profitable state of cultivation: the surface is in some parts elevated, and in others flat, but no where subject to inundation; the soil is a strong brown earth, favourable to the production of good crops of grain of all kinds, potatoes, and hay. The substratum is partly a hard brown stone, and partly limestone of very good quality. Radyr
Radyr
Court, formerly the seat of the family of Matthew, ancestors of the late Lord Llandaf, has been partially taken down, and the remainder has been modernised, and converted into a farmhouse. The turnpike-road leading from Cardiff
Cardiff
to Llantrissent passes a little to the south of the parish; and the Tâf-Vale railway runs through it, nearly parallel with the river, which is crossed by the line in this vicinity. Some of the inhabitants are employed at the iron-works in the parish of Pentyrch.

The living is a vicarage, endowed with £200 royal bounty; patron and impropriator, the representative of the late Earl of Plymouth, who is lord of the manor: the tithes have been commuted for £113. 9s. 0d, of which a sum of £38. 9s. 0d is payable to the impropriator, and a sum of £75 to the vicar. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a neat plain edifice, with a curious turret at the west end. There is a place of worship for Calvinistic Methodists; a Sunday school for gratuitous instruction is held in it, and another at Radyr
Radyr
Court. In the parish is a spring of very cold water, called Y Pistyll Goleu, "the bright water-spout," issuing from the side of a hill, under a considerable depth of earth over a limestone rock: it has by some writers been termed mineral, but it is not known to possess any other properties than that of its extreme coldness, which renders it efficacious in curing sprains and weakness of the sinews."

Until the mid 19th century Radyr
Radyr
was a collection of small farms, crofts and cottages, but after Radyr railway station
Radyr railway station
opened in 1863,[16] the population rose from 400 to more than 600 in 20 years.[17] The Taff Vale Railway
Taff Vale Railway
and its successor, the Great Western Railway, brought significant employment to Radyr. Junction Terrace (the first street in Radyr) was built to house the railway workers. It was the start of strong demand for housing in Radyr
Radyr
that transformed the hamlet.[3] The Barry Railway's Walnut Tree Viaduct, built in 1901, dominated the village for some 70 years. Wartime[edit]

Radyr
Radyr
War memorial

In the First World War the community raised funds for a " Radyr
Radyr
bed" at the nearby Welsh Metropolitan Military Hospital in Whitchurch and established a "Citizen Guard" made up of those too old or too young to enlist.[3] Losses suffered by the village are recorded on the War Memorial in Heol Isaf. In the Second World War thousands of children were evacuated from metropolitan areas such as London, Birmingham
Birmingham
and Liverpool. One evacuee from Woolwich, Patricia Armstrong aged nine, was knocked down by a passenger train and killed on a Saturday afternoon in May 1943 while using the Gelynis foot crossing at Morganstown. She was lodged with a family in Morganstown.[18] As air raids on Cardiff
Cardiff
increased, even younger children from Radyr
Radyr
were evacuated to boarding schools at Rhoose and Bridgend.[19] Post-war history[edit] An extensive housebuilding programme started in the 1960s, and Radyr's population grew rapidly — particularly children. In 1964 Radyr Comprehensive School had 135 pupils on its roll. This number more than trebled in the next decade.[3] A new development, the Danescourt estate, was built on land surrounding Radyr
Radyr
Court and St John the Baptist parish church, and the land was officially incorporated as a suburb of Cardiff
Cardiff
in 1974.[20] Danybryn Woods, near the development, was retained as the entire forest is protected by a tree preservation order and is home to many species of plants and wildlife.[21] Radyr railway station was renovated in 1998 and the tracks through the station were renewed, reducing journey times to Cardiff
Cardiff
city centre.[20] In 2017 construction started on the first phase of a new Cardiff suburb of 7,000 houses, named Plasdwr, on countryside along the Llantrisant
Llantrisant
Road between Radyr
Radyr
and St Fagans.[22] Governance[edit]

Radyr and Morganstown
Radyr and Morganstown
electoral ward in Cardiff

UK Parliament and Welsh Assembly[edit] Radyr
Radyr
is in the Cardiff
Cardiff
West parliamentary constituency and the Cardiff
Cardiff
West Welsh Assembly
Welsh Assembly
constituency. Cardiff
Cardiff
Council[edit] Radyr and Morganstown
Radyr and Morganstown
electoral ward has an electorate of 4,368 (1 May 2008) and has one seat on Cardiff
Cardiff
Council. The ward elected a Conservative, Roderick McKerlich, in the election of May 2008 and he was re-elected in 2012. Cllr McKerlich is a member of the Council's Environmental Scrutiny Committee.[23] Community Council[edit] Radyr and Morganstown
Radyr and Morganstown
Community Council is funded by an addition to the Council Tax
Council Tax
bill paid by local residents.[24] The Community Council is run by 11 elected councillors from three wards in the parish – Radyr
Radyr
North (4 seats), Radyr
Radyr
South (3 seats) and Morganstown
Morganstown
(4 seats)[25] - subsequently increased to 12 councillors (4:4:4). Geography[edit] Geological structure[edit] The surrounding soils are mostly a strong, brown, dry earth, well adapted for arable farming and the growing of grains of all kinds that contributed to the area being a mostly farming community until the modern era. Soils were further enriched over the millennia by alluvial deposits from the River Taff. The bedrock under the whole area is predominantly sandstone, dating from both the Devonian
Devonian
period (Old Red Sandstone) and the Triassic
Triassic
(New Red Sandstone) laid down in arid conditions.[26] These may subsequently have been ground down by the Taff valley glacier during the last ice age around 18,000 years ago.[3] Radyr
Radyr
Stone is a Triassic
Triassic
breccia used widely for decorative work in the Cardiff
Cardiff
area, including Llandaff
Llandaff
Cathedral, Cardiff
Cardiff
Docks and in the bridges of the Taff Vale Railway.[27] Radyr
Radyr
Weir[edit]

Radyr
Radyr
Weir

The River Taff
River Taff
at this point runs roughly south through Taff's Well, past Radyr
Radyr
and through Llandaff. Radyr
Radyr
Weir was built in 1774 to divert water into a leat to the Melingriffith Tin Plate Works.[3] The weir is the third obstacle to migratory salmon and sea trout — the others being Llandaff
Llandaff
Weir and Blackweir, both of which also have fish passes.[28] Since the early 1980s, the salmon and sea trout stocks in the Taff have been recovering from nearly 200 years of industrial pollution and exploitation.[29] In 1993 the National Rivers Authority monitored over 500 salmon and 700 sea trout returning to the river to spawn.[30] From 1749, iron from Pentyrch
Pentyrch
was initially transported to the works using pack-horses, then tub boats were used on the Taff passing onto the feeder via a lock at Radyr
Radyr
Weir. Parts of this lock can still be seen beside the feeder sluice. In 1815 the tub boats were discontinued and a tramway built along the Taff.[30] There is a public picnic site by the Radyr
Radyr
weir.

Screw turbines

A hydro-electric scheme was built in 2016 on Radyr
Radyr
Weir to generate renewable energy. The Radyr
Radyr
Weir scheme channels more than 500 million cubic metres of water per year through two screw turbines and is expected to generate 400 kW — enough energy to power three of the city’s leisure centres — which will save 700 tonnes of CO2 annually.[31][32] The River Taff
River Taff
through Radyr
Radyr
is flanked on both sides by an undeveloped greenway that passes uninterrupted through northern Cardiff
Cardiff
all the way to Cardiff
Cardiff
Castle in the centre of the city, before the river enters Cardiff
Cardiff
Bay. Radyr
Radyr
Woods Nature Area[edit]

Radyr
Radyr
Woods boardwalk

Radyr
Radyr
Woods is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance and the adjoining Hermit
Hermit
Woods is also a Local Nature Reserve.[33] The community nature reserve covers 14 acres (6 ha). It has a network of footpaths and boardwalks and includes evidence of Iron Age settlements and remains of an early cooking hearth. Originally part of the Tudor deer park owned by the Mathew family and later Radyr
Radyr
Quarry, the area is owned by Cardiff
Cardiff
Council and Plymouth Estates, and managed by the Radyr
Radyr
community council with the support of Cardiff
Cardiff
Council's Parks Service.[34] Radyr
Radyr
Woods provides habitats for a wide range of species. It also has a number of natural springs that feed a duck pond and a kingfisher pond. Recent housing developments between the reserve and the railway line have added complementary public open space with picnic areas and a children's play area. Since 1986 all maintenance and development of the reserve has been carried out by a volunteer group known as The Friends of Radyr
Radyr
Woods.[35] Radyr
Radyr
hawkweed[edit] Radyr
Radyr
hawkweed is the common name of Hieracium radyrense, a very rare endemic member of the aster, daisy, or sunflower family. It is a microspecies, so far only identified at Radyr. It was first identified in 1907 at the quarry, was described as a variety in 1948 and then as a separate species in 1955. It has rarely been seen and regular surveys between 1998 and 2004 indicate that today only a single population of about 25 plants survives in the wild.[36]

Radyr
Radyr
hawkweed

In the first survey of 1998, only nine plants were identified in one single Radyr
Radyr
garden, where it traditionally grew on grassy banks and lawns, often in shade. It was no longer found at the original locality of Radyr
Radyr
Quarry where examples were last seen in 1985. At Bridgend, six possible plants of the Radyr
Radyr
genus were found on an old garden wall, but confirmation of identification is still awaited.[37] Neither the species nor the sites have any current legal protection, and it could be under significant threat of survival in the long term from inappropriate gardening or care.[36] Seed samples of the Radyr hawkweed have been provided to the Millennium Seed Bank, the international conservation project coordinated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and plants are being carefully cultivated.[36] The plant normally flowers between May and early July and Radyr
Radyr
residents are urged by botanists to be on the look out for further examples of the endangered species while walking in the area.

Demography[edit]

Year Population of Radyr Change

1801 196 –

1811 106 -46%

1821 128 21%

1831 227 77%

1841 279 23%

1851 417 50%

1881 519 24%

1891 610 18%

1901 816 34%

1911 1,238 52%

1921 1,634 32%

1931 1,586 -3%

1951 1,568 -1%

1961 1,690 8%

2001 4,658 176%

2009 6,000 29% *

source: Vision of Britain except *, which is estimated by the Office for National Statistics. Historical populations are calculated with the modern boundaries

The 2001 census showed that the suburb had a total population of 4,658, of whom 2,268 were male and 2,390 were female. The average age was 39.7 years. 68.27% of [adult] residents are married, with 20.81% having never married. 73.97% declared their religion as Christianity. 23.97% stated no religion and 0.9% stated Muslim. 96.02% stated their ethnicity as white, 1.76% as Asian, 1.03% as mixed race, 1.01% as Chinese, and 0.2% as Black. 15.5% are Welsh language
Welsh language
speakers.[38] Landmark buildings and local attractions[edit] Danybryn Cheshire Home was once a private house owned by Sir Lewis Lougher MP.[13] It later had two wings added to accommodate the residents, who are physically disabled young people. The Thatch, the only thatched cottage in Radyr, was built for the Mathias family in 1936.[13] St John the Baptist
John the Baptist
parish church is nearly 800 years old, but underwent a Victorian restoration
Victorian restoration
in the 19th century.[39] The Taff Trail
Taff Trail
cycle path passes through Radyr
Radyr
via Radyr
Radyr
Weir.[40] Other notable buildings include The Old Church Rooms and Radyr
Radyr
War Memorial.[41][42] In nearby districts are St Fagans
St Fagans
National History Museum (formerly the Museum of Welsh Life) and Castell Coch. Education[edit] The Church Rooms in Park Road were also a primary school until 1896 when the Board School was opened next door. Older pupils had to travel to secondary schools in Penarth
Penarth
by train.[3] The part-time Radyr Library serves the area. Nursery and primary schools[edit] Bryn Deri Primary School was opened in 1976 and has included a nursery school since September 1999.[43] Radyr
Radyr
has also a private pre-school, Park Road Nursery,[44] and a Welsh-language nursery called Cylch Meithrin, both of which are based in the Old Church Rooms. Radyr
Radyr
Primary School in Park Road opened in 1896, and new classrooms were added in 1968 to accommodate the rising population. The school currently has 11 classes and over 300 pupils.[45] Secondary education[edit] Radyr Comprehensive School
Radyr Comprehensive School
has more than 1,400 pupils from across west Cardiff.[46] It also has a large Sixth Form college with about 300 students, and an active adult education centre.[47] Churches[edit]

St John the Baptist
John the Baptist
parish church

The Church in Wales
Wales
Parish of Radyr
Radyr
is in the Diocese of Llandaff. The parish church of St John the Baptist, beside Radyr
Radyr
Chain, is now surrounded by the Danescourt
Danescourt
housing estate. It is nearly 800 years old but was altered in the 19th century.[39] It is a Grade II listed building.[48] Christ Church, although a larger building than St John's, is the daughter church in Radyr. Designed by the Llandaff
Llandaff
diocesan surveyor George Halliday, the nave was ready for use at Easter 1904 and the chancel and tower were completed in November 1910.[39] Also in 1910 John Taylor & Co of Loughborough
Loughborough
cast a ring of eight bells for the tower.[49] Lieutenant Colonel Fisher paid for the bells, and each bell is inscribed with the names of members of his family.[13] Radyr
Radyr
Methodist Church in Windsor Road replaced an earlier Methodist Church in Heol Isaf. Radyr
Radyr
is also served by Radyr
Radyr
Baptist Church, which worships in the Old Church Rooms in Park Road.[50] Sport and leisure[edit]

Radyr Golf Club
Radyr Golf Club
clubhouse

Llandaff
Llandaff
North RFC is the closest rugby team to Radyr. Nearby Taffs Well RFC was formed in 1887, and has provided three former Welsh Rugby captains and six Welsh International players during its history.[51] Radyr Golf Club
Radyr Golf Club
was founded in 1902 after moving from its original nine-hole course at the Tŷ Mawr in Lisvane. It is a 6,053 yards (5,535 m), par 69 (SSS 70) course for men and 5,485 yards (5,015 m), par 72 (SSS 72) for women, and operates all year round.[52] Laid out by the course designer Harry Colt,[53] the Chairman of the 2010 Ryder Cup
2010 Ryder Cup
recently described Radyr's course as "One of Colt's Little Jewels".[52] Radyr
Radyr
Lawn Tennis Club was founded in 1914 by 20 Radyr
Radyr
'Gentlemen', helped by the Earl of Plymouth
Earl of Plymouth
Estates. Its first location was near the railway station but the courts were badly laid. Again with the help of Plymouth Estates, the club lifted the turf from all three grass courts and relaid it on its current site next to Christ Church on Heol Isaf.[54] Radyr
Radyr
Cricket
Cricket
Club was founded in 1890 by the Earl of Plymouth, who granted a hundred-year lease for the current riverside ground to the local residents for a nominal sum. The pavilion was destroyed by fire in 1973 while the team were away on tour. Under the leadership of the new Chairman Keith Terry, a huge fund-raising effort was made and a new pavilion opened on the footprint of the old one in 1975. Radyr currently plays in the first division of the South Wales
Wales
Premier Cricket
Cricket
League.[55] Cardiff
Cardiff
Corinthians Football Club (known locally as the "Corries") has played its home games at the Riverside Football Ground in Radyr
Radyr
since 1974 and competes in the first division of the Welsh Football League.[56] The main shops in Radyr
Radyr
are in Station Road. One of the buildings on this road, Bryn Melyn, is now a dental surgery but was formerly the village post office.[13] Transport[edit] Rail[edit] At the turn of the 20th century Radyr
Radyr
had a busy railway from where coal trains were transferred onto either the Taff Vale Railway
Taff Vale Railway
to Cardiff
Cardiff
Docks, or the Penarth
Penarth
district line to the docks at Penarth, 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Cardiff
Cardiff
city centre. Also, the Barry Railway Company freight route ran just to the north of Morganstown, over Walnut Tree Viaduct. To the south-east of Radyr
Radyr
was an extensive railway marshalling yard which included another railway bridge over the Taff to provide an alternative route towards Llandaff.[57] The sidings were lifted in preparation for a housing development in the 1970s. Radyr railway station
Radyr railway station
still handles significant traffic, with over 200 trains calling each weekday and more than 400,000 passenger journeys per year.[58][59] Radyr
Radyr
is the northern terminus of the Cardiff
Cardiff
City Line. Bus[edit] Cardiff
Cardiff
Bus services 63 and Stagecoach's 122 operate from Morganstown and Radyr
Radyr
to Cardiff
Cardiff
central bus station via Danescourt, Llandaf
Llandaf
and Pontcanna.[60] Road[edit] The B4262 road (Heol Isaf) runs through the centre of Radyr
Radyr
and Morganstown, leading north to Taff's Well
Taff's Well
and the A470 towards Pontypridd, and south to the A4119 ( Llantrisant
Llantrisant
Road), which links Llantrisant
Llantrisant
with Danescourt, Llandaff
Llandaff
and Cardiff
Cardiff
city centre. The M4 corridor around Cardiff
Cardiff
was announced in 1971 as a replacement for a northern link road that had been planned since 1947 but never built.[61] The northern " Lisvane
Lisvane
and Radyr
Radyr
route" for the M4 was eventually chosen after a number of noisy public enquiries and active objections by residents from both communities.[62] The new motorway was completed and opened on 10 July 1980,[62] and passes east–west between Radyr
Radyr
and Morganstown. Later this section was widened to three lanes in each direction at a cost of over £71 million, being completed in December 2009.[63] Radyr
Radyr
has no direct access to or from the motorway. Notable people[edit]

Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
with Patricia Neal

Several notable people are associated with Radyr. The children's author Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
(1916–90) lived in the 1920s at a house called Tŷ Mynydd in Radyr
Radyr
(which was demolished in 1967).[13][64] He called it an "imposing country mansion, surrounded by acres of farm and woodland" in his book Boy: Tales of Childhood.[65] Jimi Mistry
Jimi Mistry
(born 1973), who is an Asian-British actor and appeared in EastEnders, The Guru and East Is East, attended Radyr
Radyr
Comprehensive School.[66] Actor Harry Ferrier also went to Radyr
Radyr
Comprehensive as he grew up in Radyr.[67] and Tess Griffiths (Nee Davies). Local sportsmen include Harry Corner (1874–1938), an English cricketer who played in the Great Britain team that won a gold medal at the 1900 Summer Olympics, who lived, died and was buried in Radyr.[68] Hugh Johns
Hugh Johns
(1922–2007), who was best known as a football commentator for ITV, retired and died in Radyr.[69] Frank Meggitt (1901–45), a Welsh cricketer, a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper who played for Glamorgan, also lived in the town after retiring from the sport.[70] The athlete and runner Timothy Benjamin (born 1982) was born and raised in Radyr.[71] Another notable resident is Sir Martin Evans
Martin Evans
(born 1941), the Professor of mammalian genetics at Cardiff
Cardiff
University who received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
in 2001, was knighted in 2003 and was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for medicine for his work on stem cells. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society
Royal Society
and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.[72][73] Radyr
Radyr
in the media[edit] The outdoor scenes in an episode of the TV science fiction series Torchwood, called Small Worlds, were filmed mostly around Radyr Primary School.[74]

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External links[edit]

[1] The Parish of Radyr
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website Photos of Radyr
Radyr
railway junction, past and present www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Radyr
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and surrounding area

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