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Caerau Hillfort: back again!

Following on from her extended series of posts in 2013, and a visit last year, once again Sue Brooke has revisited Caerau hillfort in Cardiff, to report upon this year’s activities there with a much more personal view.  Since 2007 I have been researching the local area around Caerau. You may recall that I discovered […]

Caerau Hillfort: So, was there life after Time Team in Caerau?

Sue Brooke updates us on the situation at Caerau since Time Team departed. For the full story of Sue’s involvement in the events leading up to the program, see the previous parts in the series here. After all the excitement of the famous faces arriving, the helicopters flying about, telly cameras everywhere and, let’s not […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 9 – They came, dug holes, made a mess and left.

Oh, did I mention the helicopter? The final installment in Sue Brooke’s story of her experiences with Time Team at Caerau Hillfort in Wales.  New readers should start at Part 1 or see here for all previous installments and get right up to date. Lots of emails started flying about that the Time Team programme would start its final run in […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 8 – So, it seems Time Team are coming.

Another installment in Sue Brooke’s story of her experiences at Caerau Hillfort in Wales.  New readers should start at Part 1 or see here for all previous installments and get right up to date. It was a while before anything more was heard. Meetings were being held quietly at the school and things were being kept beautifully secret. I worried that […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 7 – Serious Misgivings

Here’s the latest installment of Heritage Action member Sue Brooke’s story concerning Caerau Hillfort in Wales.  New readers should start at Part 1 or see here for all previous installments and get right up to date. To say I was not a happy bunny was probably an understatement. I know I had formed the most ridiculous attachment to the […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 6 – Ok, Let’s meet!

We’re now past the half-way point in Heritage Action member Sue Brooke’s story concerning Caerau Hillfort in Wales.  New readers should start at Part 1 or put Caerau in our search box to see previous installments and get up to date. So, off to Cardiff University I go – clutching the latest draft of my very precious research. I was […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 5 – Mrs Angry from Caerau

We continue Heritage Action member Sue Brooke’s story concerning Caerau Hillfort in Wales.  New readers should start at Part 1 or see the previous installments and get up to date. Becoming drawn into research in any area leads you to forming a bit of an attachment to it. As you work your way through pages of books or […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 4 – St. Mary’s Church, Caerau, Cardiff

We continue Heritage Action member Sue Brooke’s story concerning Caerau Hillfort in Wales.  New readers should start at Part 1 or put Caerau in our search box to get up to date. St. Mary’s Church, Caerau stands within a ring work on the Iron Age hilltop site. Information taken from the Friends of St. Mary’s […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 3 – Iron Age?

Heritage Action member Sue Brooke continues her journey of discovery with Caerau Hillfort in Wales. New readers should start at Part 1 or put Caerau in our search box to get up to date. Ok, so I’d had a real problem in what the Romans may have been doing here, above my garden. This site […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 2 – And There It Was

This is the second part of an ongoing series by Heritage Action member Sue Brooke. As Sue herself said as an introduction to the first part of the series: “I was brought up in the Caerau area. I went to school here and brought my children up here. As a kid I used the Caerau Hillfort […]