The Lamby and mouth of the river Rhymney, Cardiff; circa 1977

The Lamby was an amazing, wild landscape, in the heart of eastern Cardiff, on the east bank of the river Rhymney as it reached the estuary. Here the seawalls turned inland leaving a few hundred acres of grassland as agricultural saltmarsh. It was grazed by farm livestock in the summer months. The higest tides completely covered it up to the seawalls. Tragically this whole area was taken over by the City Council in the late 1970s to make a lanfill site. Part of Cardiff’s overall abuse of it coastline.

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See the place marker on the SES map here