Castell Coch by Terence Soames

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I shared some aerial photos of the Taff Valley by Terence Soames earlier in the year.

One of the photos was this spectacular shot of the Walnut Tree Viaduct and Castell Coch, which was taken in 1957.

Aerial photo from 1957 of the Taff Valley showing the Walnut Tree Viaduct and Castell Coch
© Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Terence Soames was an aerial photographer and worked for H. Tempest (Cardiff) Ltd in the 1950s.

The main subject of this post is a photo of Castell Coch that shows some interesting features.

Black and white photo of Castell Coch
© Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

This image shows how thin the surrounding woodland was. You can see the southern slope very clearly, including the edge of the fields below. It looks like there were some more steps and a path down to them.

The photo isn’t dated but I think it’s safe to assume it’s from a similar period. This close up shows some vehicles parked outside the castle.

Black and white photo of Castell Coch

It looks like there are two benches to the right of the castle.

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