Below we have a picture of theTownhall I'm sure a very different picture to what we would have seen when it was built in the 1850's The indoor market of the same date is part of the Guildhall.This picture was taken on the Barley Saturday,this was the day when they had a parade of Stallions through the streets of Cardigan and the best Strallion was chosen and contracts were made for the coming year. They still have a parade thus the bunting, but the parade is of Horse and carriage, vintage cars, ponies and whatever else that takes their fancy.
The picture below was taken from the other end of Priory St just outside the lovely church of St Mary
The picture below shows us the bus terminus with the Lamb public house and the café next door making the ideal waiting room for your bus.
In the picture below we can see the tower of St Mary's church built by the Benedictine monks in the 12th century the monks had a priory next to the church and that site is now occupied by the Cardigan memorial hospital, the graveyard is most interesting as the memorial stones indicate the occupation of the people buried there and it relates the reliance of the town and its economy to the sea.
The door on the south side of the church seen below is so lovely that I could not resist including it, the decorative iron work looks really good. If you look at the bottom right corner of the door you will see a small bunch of flowers placed there as a tribute to the two little girls Holly and Jessica who had been missing from home and were found murdered.
The picture below shows us what is left of a very important time in the history of Cardigan.
And finally the new bridge across the Teifi, the bridge will take you back South to Tenby, East to Newcastle Emlyn, North to Aberystwyth.
Some of the dates given here were obtained from the folder entitled Cardigan Town trail. This is a must for any visitor to the town and It is available from the Heritage Center. I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will one day visit this lovely town.and discover for yourself some of its fascinating history.
Past and Present
Nevern and the Church of St Brynach
Mwnt and its Church
Cwm yr Eglwys