PUBLICATIONS & LEAFLETS


New FoCC Booklets Now Available at all FoCC Events

To mark the first Chapels event the Friends are staging since the outbreak of Covid, we will be selling 15 new titles along with the following reprints of popular titles at the Open Doors Event in September 2022.

REPRINTS OF PREVIOUS POPULAR TITLES:

Murder at Cathays; Another Batch of Murders at Cathays; The Cardiff Blitz and Cathays Cemetery; The Five Legs of Cathays.

NEW TITLES:

Sportsmen in Cathays Cemetery (including famous Welsh Sportsman such as boxers Jim Driscoll, Jack Peterson, Eddie Best and Rugby players Reggie Best and Jack Elliott)

Doctors & Men of Medicine In Cathays Cemetery (a summary of the great medical contribution by people buried in the Cemetery)

Exotic Trees in Cathays Cemetery (details of tree species and maps of the 1980s planting of exotic trees in sections M to Y as part of the Grass cutting measures)

Cathays Cemetery Tree Trail (follow the trail of signs around the Cemetery as provided by Cardiff Bereavement Services)

Cardiff Mayors in Cathays Cemetery; More Mayors & Councillors in Cathays Cemetery (find out the fascinating stories behind the multitude of Mayors and councillors in Cathays Cemetery)

Circuses & Funfairs in Cathays Cemetery (a day at the Circus as you wonder at the monuments erected to these showmen and their acts)

Wild Flowers in Cathays Cemetery; Another Bunch of Wild Flowers in Cathays Cemetery (the stories and folklore behind the plants found in the Cemetery)

Men & Women of The Church in Cathays Cemetery (including the largest monument in the Cemetery to Bishop Hedley)

Mentioned In Stone - Non-Cwgc Graves in Cathays Cemetery (many war heroes are mentioned only on the family graves at Cathays, here are their stories)

The Cemetery Gates (a detailed look at the Friends latest restoration venture on an often missed Victorian gem)

Queen Victoria's Wars in Cathays Cemetery ; The Crimean War in Cathays Cemetery; The Boer War in Cathays Cemetery (first volumes of a series on the soldiers and their daring deeds in the second half of the 1800s)


The Friends are proud to announce their seies of booklets include the following titles. These publications average 20 pages and are available at FoCC Events for £1.50 (except where noted).

1. Tree Tale Trail (Colour £2) --SOLD OUT--

2. Murder at Cathays

3. Symbolism on the Memorials --SOLD OUT--

4. Shipowners at Cathays - A Guided Tour --SOLD OUT--

5. The Cardiff Blitz and Cathays Cemetery

6. Another batch of Murders at Cathays

7. The Railway Connection at Cathays Cemetery --SOLD OUT--

8. Builders & Architects at Cathays Cemetery

9. The Five Legs of Cathays

10. Tragedy at Sea - A Guided Tour --SOLD OUT--

11. First World War Soldiers - Absent but Remembered --SOLD OUT--

12. Restoring the Chapels at Cathays Cemetery

13. The Turners & Other Builders in Cathays Cemetery --SOLD OUT--

14. Sportsmen in Cathays Cemetery

15. Doctors & Men of Medicine In Cathays Cemetery

16. Exotic Trees in Cathays Cemetery

17. Cathays Cemetery Tree Trail

18. Cardiff Mayors in Cathays Cemetery

19. More Mayors & Councillors in Cathays Cemetery

20. Circuses & Funfairs in Cathays Cemetery

21. Wild Flowers in Cathays Cemetery (Colour £2)

22. Another Bunch of Wild Flowers in Cathays Cemetery (Colour £2)

23. Men & Women of The Church in Cathays Cemetery

24. Mentioned In Stone - Non-Cwgc Graves in Cathays Cemetery

25. The Cemetery Gates

26. Queen Victoria's Wars in Cathays Cemetery

27. The Crimean War in Cathays Cemetery

28. The Boer War in Cathays Cemetery


The Brand New 96-page book written by the Friends entitled 'Hidden Histories - Tales from Cathays Cemetery' is now available

Meanwhile our 100-page Softcover book written for the 150th Anniversary of the Cemetery in 2009 is still available at:

Walks, Talks and Activities at the Cemetery or can be purchased direct from Thornhill Bereavement Services Office.

Both books are also available by Post (in the UK) by sending your name & address and a cheque for £8 for the new book 'Hidden Histories' or £8 for the150th Anniversary Book (both include Postage & Packaging) to:-

Friends of Cathays Cemetery c/o Bereavement Services Thornhill Cemetery Rhiwbina CARDIFF CF14 9UA

Cheques should be made payable to "Friends of Cathays Cemetery".

All overseas orders please email us for costing.


The Friends of Cathays Cemetery have also produced a number of free Publications regarding topics about the Cemetery.

No Title Format
001 Henry James Paine pdf
002 John Batchelor - Friend of Freedom pdf
003 Vachells - Medicine Men of Cardiff - Family Tree pdf
004 John Cory and Sons, Ltd. - Family Tree pdf
005 Cory Brothers and Company Limited pdf
006 Morel - Family Tree pdf
007 Reardon-Smith - Family Tree pdf
008 List of Cardiff Mayors pdf
009 Mid-Summer Heritage Walk pdf
010 The Victorian Mayors of Cardiff Walk pdf
011 The New Cemetery Heritage Walk pdf
012 World Tour Lecture pdf

Cathays Cemetery Heritage Trail By kind permission of The Bereavement Services
Insignia Walk By kind permission of The Bereavement Services
A Guide to World War Insignia By kind permission of The Bereavement Services