Rusting Gates Of Melingriffith School

A few years ago, Mrs H and I joined a large crowd on one of the local history walks organised by the Friends of Forest Farm. The walk ended just beyond the Cardiff High School Old Boy’s rugby ground, where the Taff Trail emerges by the Melingriffith Water Pump, and the reason this stuck in my mind was because of this set of rusting gates lying just inside the Old Boy’s rugby ground’s car park.

Our very knowledgeable guide pointed them out to us (how many times had I walked or cycled past them without noticing them?!?) and told us a bit about them, but unfortunately I can’t remember any of the details, and have had no luck in learning more via online searches. If you can add to the history of these gates before they rust away completely, please leave a comment below!

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4 Comments

  1. Martin Chamberlain says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    The gates were at the opening to the Mellingriffiths Sports Ground I was told that they were made by the apprentices of the Melingriffiths Tinplates works c 1910. It represents the sports clubs sign of the setting sun I am trying to find out who owns them and get them moved to the site of the Water engine so that they cannot be stolen by the scrap metal merchants who visit the area stealing anything that is not secure. Glad you enjoyed the walg

  2. Martin Chamberlain says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    The gates were at the opening to the Mellingriffiths Sports Ground I was told that they were made by the apprentices of the Melingriffiths Tinplates works c 1910. It represents the sports clubs sign of the setting sun I am trying to find out who owns them and get them moved to the site of the Water engine so that they cannot be stolen by the scrap metal merchants who visit the area stealing anything that is not secure. Glad you enjoyed the walg

  3. Martin Chamberlain says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    The gates were at the opening to the Mellingriffiths Sports Ground I was told that they were made by the apprentices of the Melingriffiths Tinplates works c 1910. It represents the sports clubs sign of the setting sun I am trying to find out who owns them and get them moved to the site of the Water engine so that they cannot be stolen by the scrap metal merchants who visit the area stealing anything that is not secure. Glad you enjoyed the walk

  4. Martin Chamberlain says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    The gates were at the opening to the Mellingriffiths Sports Ground I was told that they were made by the apprentices of the Melingriffiths Tinplates works c 1910. It represents the sports clubs sign of the setting sun I am trying to find out who owns them and get them moved to the site of the Water engine so that they cannot be stolen by the scrap metal merchants who visit the area stealing anything that is not secure. Glad you enjoyed the walk

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