Some fascinating browsing to be done in the Remember Old Cardiff Facebook page
I think the group has only been going for a few weeks, and already it has had over 7,000 likes and streams of comments on each picture. It's actually quite fascinating reading how the page owner has kept up with the demand and level of engagement, following her various posts of despair as people insist on contributing to the page in an overwhelming fashion. It's a cautionary tale for any local history groups looking to expand their reach in this way (perhaps this could work for Brixton Society?).
The stories that people are sharing alongside each photo are fascinating, and really bring to life what can sometimes feel like dated, irrelevant pictures of unfamiliar people and places.
But the pictures here also tell their own story, of a Cardiff that has constantly brushed away its history to make space for the next big thing. You could say it was a city that constantly re-invents itself. You could call it progress. You could call it keeping up with the joneses, you could call it vandalism, you could call it short-sightedness.