Colchester Avenue

The western residential end of the road dates back to 1911 when the first house plans for the road were submitted. The eastern end of the road is much later and started with the power station and light industry and education but is nowadays more retail and modern residential in nature.

Cardiff Motor Company closed in Jan 2019, which was in the old Shell petrol station.

Colchester Avenue in around 1972. Taken from about the bottom end of Barons Court Road. Amazing to think that I don’t think anything in this picture remains.
1 Colchester Avenue, Penylan, Cardiff, childhood home of Owain Arwel Hughes and where he proposed to his future wife Jean.