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The Romans invaded Wales about 50 AD and about 55 AD they built a fort on
the site of Cardiff
. In the late 1st century Wales was at peace so the fort
was reduced in size.
In the mid-3rd century the fort was strengthened and rebuilt to defend South
Wales against Irish raiders. In the fourth century Roman civilisation
declined. The Romans abandoned the fort at Cardiff towards the end of the
Owain Glendower burned Cardiff in 1404. This was an easy task as most of the
buildings had thatched roof and were made of wood. Cardiff was soon rebuilt
and it flourished once again.
In the 16th century, the port of Cardiff officially extended from Chepstow
to Worms Head for the purpose of collecting customs. There were many
pirates operating from Cardiff often with the assistance of local officials.
In the 17th century the navy finally took decisive action to suppress
Cardiff remained a small town in the 18th century, no larger than it had
been in the Middle Ages. In 1762 Water Bailiffs were appointed. They charged
tolls for the town quay upkeep.
From the late 18th century Wales was transformed by the industrial
revolution. At that time increasing amounts of iron were exported from
Cardiff. A canal was built in 1794 as it was difficult to transport iron to
the port by land. A sea basin was created in 1798 with a sea lock to allow
ships in where they could be loaded or unloaded from the wharf or barges.
In the 19th century Cardiff grew rapidly. In 1801 the population of Cardiff
was less than 1,900. By 1851 it was over 18,000. By 1871 it was almost
60,000. By 1900 the population of Cardiff was over 160,000.
The railway reached Cardiff in 1841. By making transport easier it fuelled
the growth of Cardiff. In the 19th century there was a shipbuilding industry
as well as a rope making industry. Other industries included iron and steel,
brewing, milling and paper making.
In the 20th century population growth in Cardiff slowed. The population of
Cardiff was about 160,000 in 1900 and reached 280,000 in 2000. Amenities in
Cardiff continued to improve during the 20th century. During World War II
355 people were killed in Cardiff by German bombing. Large parts of Butetown
were destroyed as was part of city centre. But after 1945 Cardiff was
rebuilt. The Central Bus Station opened in 1954. In 1955 Cardiff was made
the capital of Wales.
In the 20th century the port of Cardiff declined drastically. The old
manufacturing industries also declined but they were largely replaced by new
service industries including tourism. Sherman Theatre was built in 1973. St
Davids Shopping Centre was built in 1981 (it was renewed and enlarged in
2009). It was followed by Queens West Shopping Centre in 1987 and Capitol
Shopping Centre in 1990. The National Ice Rink opened in 1986. The
Millennium Stadium opened in 1999. Then at the end of the 20th century it
was decided to revitalise Cardiff Docklands by dedicating them to leisure
At the beginning of the 21st century Cardiff is a vibrant city. Attractions
include the new Mermaid Quay, which is famous for its restaurants and
Atlantic Wharf. The Cardiff Millennium Centre opened in 2004. Today the
population of Cardiff is 296,000.
have been proud to provide local roofing services to residents and businesses within Cardiff and Penarth for the past 32 years, and look forward to keeping the roofs of region sound, watertight and in good repair for many years to come.