The Sites & Delights Of Cardiff City
Updated: 4 days ago
As our 'Cariad Dementia Cafe' and 'Friendship Group' CST sessions are held in Cardiff and the Vale Of Glamorgan, this session focuses on Cardiff City. It aims to prompt recollection and discussion with images and sounds that are held in long-term memory.
(This session presents the ideal opportunity for people to contribute their own 'Guest Blog' based on where their CST activities are based?)
We started the session by asking members;
- What is your favourite place in the city and why?
- Have you a favourite bar or restaurant?
- Have you a favourite park or view?
'How did you end up living in this neck of the woods?
Have members look at the 'Mind The Diff' Cardiff Underground Poster from
http://www.ilovesthediff.com/ and identify the nearest station to their home and other points of interest.
(HD copy for printing here - https://djleekee.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/cardiff-underground-map/cardiffunderground-1410k/ )
Also, ask members to identify the correct film names from this 'Taffywood Library'.
Both of the above pictures are on display in the 'Saint David's 2 Shopping Centre'.
PICTURE & MUSIC QUIZ
We then moved on to our 'Pictures & Music Quiz'...
1. In which church would you find Jacob Epstein’s statue ‘Christ In Majesty’?
2. Who is the lighthouse monument in Roath Park dedicated to?
Interesting fact: His ill fated 1910-13 expedition to The Antarctic was on board The Terra Nova’
Another interesting fact. Did you know the island in Roath Park lake is dedicated to Jimi Hendrix? He once swam over to the island!
3. What was the 150ft tower in Whitchurch Hospital used for?
4. In which park would you find a statue dedicated to 'Billy The Seal'?
5. Which hospital in South Cardiff used to be a ship?
6. Where would you find Wales National War Memorial?
7. In which year were the keys to Cardiff Castle given to the City of Cardiff by the 4th Marquis Of Bute?
* Video keys being given to the City * - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACBF3gMGMAM
8. SONG. ‘Pie Jesu’, Charlotte Church - https://youtu.be/X0XIIEbb6gc
What was she described as having?
Interesting fact. Jonathan Ross discovered her when her mother appeared on his show!
9. Thinking of Cardiff Castle, how many creatures (statues) are there on 'Animal Wall' and can you name any of them?
10. What was the name of the canal which used to run through The Hayes to the docks? -
11. Can you name any of the seven Arcades in Cardiff? -
12. TRUE OR FALSE. The 'Alliance' sculpture outside 'St David's Shopping Centre' is also an 'organic clock'?
13. What year was the Cardiff Bay Barrage completed? -
14. What do locals call the ‘Wales Millennium Centre’ (it resembles a particular animal)? -
15. Which famous author was Christened in the ‘Norwegian Church’?
Name some of his books?
16. SONG. PURE IMAGINATION, 'WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIYNk4ARUR8
Who was singing this song?
17. What is the name of the Welsh Assembly Government building?
18. Who is the First Minister currently?
19. Which Cardiff record shop, established in 1894, is recognised as the oldest record shop in the world?
20. Which bitter named after a religious man does Cardiff Brains Brewery make?
21. What is the maximum seating capacity of Wales Millennium Stadium?
22. Where was the world’s first ever £1m deal sealed in 1904 and what was it for?
23. SONG. ‘DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER’, SHIRLEY BASSEY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbEuzJCnqI
Shirley is best known as being the girl from where?
24. Which father and daughter starred in the 1959 movie ‘Tiger Bay’ (Horst Buchhol is pictured here)?
25. Where is 'The Vulcan Inn' currently being rebuilt?
26. What is the name of the old grocer's shop there?
27. How much is it to get in the 'National Museum Of Wales'?
28. ‘Chapter Arts Centre’ was previously known as what?
29. Which type of show might you see in the 'New Theatre' every Christmas time?
30. Cardiff Christmas lights - How many days are there to Christmas?
31. SONG. 'DELILAH', TOM JONES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo2O5E9Ea9Y
How old is Tom Jones?
32. How long is the Taff Trail and where does it start?
33. What year did Cardiff host ‘Rugby World Cup’ games?
34. What is the nickname for the Cardiff City Football Club?
35. Which sports stadium has daffodils on its gates and on its seats?
36. Which of Doctor Who's arch enemies signposted the way to the Cardiff Bay 'Doctor Who Experience'?
37. Who is the current Doctor Who?
38. With which TV sci fi programme is 'Ianto's Shine' associated with?
39. SONG. ‘You Drive Me Crazy’, Shakin’ Stephens - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ySZ8UMrMMU
Can you name any of his four UK number 1 hits?
40. SONG. ‘Cardiff Born, Cardiff Bred’, Frank Hennessy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfokdMzUtvE
What famous pies are made in Cardiff?
41. What stations do Cardiff to London trains arrrive at?
42. SONG. 'We'll Gather Lilacs', Catherine Jenkins - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-qY04s4Jnc
Who wrote this song? There is a statue dedicated to him outside the Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre.
43. SONG. ‘Road Rage’, Catatonia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_bL0EqlDEk
What motorway goes to London from Cardiff?
44. SONG. ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, Bonnie Tyler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOxhH8N3Bo
When was the last total eclipse in the UK?
45. 'Welsh National Anthem' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41BGsTsidwk
Which two of the above are national emblems of Wales?
1. LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL
2. CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT
3. WATER STORAGE FOR THE HOSPITAL
4. VICTORIA PARK
5. ROYAL HAMADRYAD HOSPITAL
6. CATHAYS PARK
8. THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL
Original nine - hyena, wolf, baboons, seal, bear, lioness, lynx, and 2 different lions (1890)
Further six animals added in 1931; the pelican, ant-eater, raccoons, leopard, beaver and vulture.
10. GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL
11. CASTLE, HIGH STREET, DUKE STREET, ROYAL, MORGAN, WYNDHAM AND DOMINIONS
"'Alliance's' arrow and hoop seem to balance in the air. The hoop, filled with a phosphorescent liquid, is partially submerged below the pavement, with a mechanism programmed to make it rise and fall with the Bristol Channel tides."
13. COMPLETED IN 1999. OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 2001
14. THE ARMADILLO
15. ROALD DAHL
1943 – The Gremlins
1961 – James and the Giant Peach
1964 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1966 – The Magic Finger
1970 – Fantastic Mr Fox
1972 – Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
1975 – Danny, the Champion of the World
1978 – The Enormous Crocodile
1980 – The Twits
1981 – George’s Marvellous Medicine
1982 – The BFG
1983 – The Witches
1985 – The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
1988 – Matilda
1990 – Esio Trot
1991 – The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (Posthumously)
1991 – The Minpins (Posthumously)
16. GENE WILDER
17. THE SENYDD
18. MARK DRAKEFORD
19. SPILLERS RECORDS
20. REVEREND JAMES
22. COAL EXCHANGE, MOUNT STUART SQUARE, CARDIFF
23. TIGER BAY
24. JOHN & HAYLEY MILLS
25. ST FAGANS NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY
26. GWALIA STORES
27. ALL MUSEUMS IN WALES ARE FREE ENTRY
28. CANTON HIGH SCHOOL
30. 101 DAYS
31. 80 YEARS (BORN 7TH JUNE 1940)
32. 55 MILES BETWEEN CARDIFF BAY OVAL BASIN AND BRECON
34. 'THE BLUEBIRDS'
35. THE SWALEC CRICKET STADIUM IN SOPHIA GARDENS
37. JODIE WHITTAKER
39. 'THIS OLE HOUSE', 1981; 'GREEN DOOR', 1981; 'OH JULIE', 1982 & 'MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE', 1985
40. CLARKES PIES
42. IVOR NOVELLO
44. 11 MINS PAST 11, AUGUST 11, 1999
45. THE LEEK & THE DAFFODIL (LEEKS WERE AROUND LONG BEFORE THE DAFFODIL!)
Make some paper daffodils. Here's a video on how to do this ...