Clifton Street

A selection of photographs of Clifton Street through the ages, in no particular order.

Clifton Street 1910 - Iron Street going off on the right. The man is stnding outside Shell's, the Pork Butchers

Clifton Street 1910 – Iron Street going off on the right. The man is standing outside Shell’s, the Pork Butchers

Bells - 11 & 12 Clifton Street

Bells Stores at No.11 Clifton Street

Corner of Emerald st and Clifton st 1890

Corner of Clifton Street and Emerald Street in 1890


Clifton Street - around 1900? - looking towards Newport Road.

Clifton Street around 1900, looking towards Newport Road.

5th May 1935 Street decorations on Clifton Street in Cardiff paid for by local traders to commemorate King George V’s Jubilee
1910 W H Bishop, Plumbers and Decorators, 15 Clifton Street, Roath
Clifton Hotel, Clifton Street, Cardiff
Photos: The Clifton in 2000 (Cardiff Libraries), The Clifton in 2019.

References in newspapers to the Clifton Hotel in Roath go back to the late 1850s making it one of the oldest pubs in the area.  The three story building is on the corner of Clifton Street and Broadway (CF24 1PW).  A poltergeist is said to haunt the cellar.  Given its history it is surprising that there don’t seem to be any readily available historic pictures of the pub.

Clifton Street Police Station in 1933. See more pictures of Roath Police station in our blog post: Roath Police Station – A few memories and one big black mark (as far as historians are concerned).
Clifton Street in the 1960s