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I have a query. Saturday evening, my husband was watching a boxing match where one of the fighters ( the favored one) was from Cardiff. They did a little pre fight blurb about Cardiff..showing the town off. Now for some reason, I feel as if Cardiff is famous for something other than this boxer,..... But for the life of me I am not sure why I have heard of Cardiff. A search did not help me, and still left me a bit stumped.

Anyone have any clues?
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Marie5656;590134 wrote: I have a query. Saturday evening, my husband was watching a boxing match where one of the fighters ( the favored one) was from Cardiff. They did a little pre fight blurb about Cardiff..showing the town off. Now for some reason, I feel as if Cardiff is famous for something other than this boxer,..... But for the life of me I am not sure why I have heard of Cardiff. A search did not help me, and still left me a bit stumped.

Anyone have any clues?


Apart from being the capital of Wales, the location for the newer Dr Who series and the Millenium Stadium it doesn't have a lot going for it.

Joe Calzaghi is currently its most famous son but before him any number of Rugby players and male voice choirs. Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay just outside.
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Marie, you're not thinking about Cardigan (like in sweater) which sounds a bit like Cardiff are you?;)
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Cardiff was once the richest city in the World and the first Million £ deal was done in the old Corn Exchange

Oh and of course I live their :D






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Bryn Mawr;590169 wrote: Apart from being the capital of Wales, the location for the newer Dr Who series and the Millenium Stadium it doesn't have a lot going for it.

Joe Calzaghi is currently its most famous son but before him any number of Rugby players and male voice choirs. Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay just outside.
She worked in Tiger Bay but lived in a place called Splot , three doors from my OH






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Uncle Fester;590253 wrote: She worked in Tiger Bay but lived in a place called Splot , three doors from my OH


I sit corrected :-)
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Uncle Fester;590253 wrote: She worked in Tiger Bay but lived in a place called Splot , three doors from my OH


She lives with Spot!!:lips:

does Koan know?
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Wan't the current Prince Charles ordained or something in Cardiff ? :-3
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zinkyusa;590335 wrote: She lives with Spot!!:lips:

does Koan know?Splot! Pronounced Splow, rhyming with flow.

woppy71;590336 wrote: Wan't the current Prince Charles ordained or something in Cardiff ? :-3He was created The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester in 26 July 1958, though his actual investiture did not take place until 1 July 1969. This was a major ceremony, held at Caernarfon Castle in north Wales, a place traditionally associated with the creation of the title in the 13th century. (wiki, I copied that from, it was quicker than typing it). Nobody has been mad enough to ordain Charles, he'd only worry his Bishop with unconventional views. Besides, once he's crowned King he'll be in charge of the Church anyway.
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Thanks for clearing that up Spot :)
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woppy71;590438 wrote: Thanks for clearing that up Spot :)


Yeah really, I would never have slept tonight.;)
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OK then..thanks. It is probably all of the above. I feel a bit red faced about asking. I wish I knew more about some of the other countries.
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I just did another search, and figured it out. The Castle. Rick and I watched a program on the History Channel (or one of them) about Cardiff Castle. I had forgotten.
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I see everyone avoided mentioning that Charlotte Church Comes from there as well! It's as if people are embarrassed about her! :yh_rotfl




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dubs;590480 wrote: I see everyone avoided mentioning that Charlotte Church Comes from there as well! It's as if people are embarrassed about her! :yh_rotfl


Who? :wah:
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He uses more fake tan and hair products, than she does!.....:wah:

And I think his name's Henson!




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zinkyusa;590442 wrote: Yeah really, I would never have slept tonight.;)


Don't mock, bat-brain. I had problems with three words in Woppy's ten-word sentence, that's pretty heavy material to just walk past without comment.
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spot;590405 wrote: Splot! Pronounced Splow, rhyming with flow.

He was created The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester in 26 July 1958, though his actual investiture did not take place until 1 July 1969. This was a major ceremony, held at Caernarfon Castle in north Wales, a place traditionally associated with the creation of the title in the 13th century. (wiki, I copied that from, it was quicker than typing it). Nobody has been mad enough to ordain Charles, he'd only worry his Bishop with unconventional views. Besides, once he's crowned King he'll be in charge of the Church anyway.


I dare you to call it Splow in front of my daughter , she lives their and would take your head off :-5






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spot;590786 wrote: Don't mock, bat-brain. I had problems with three words in Woppy's ten-word sentence, that's pretty heavy material to just walk past without comment.


eh eh eh just teasing spotster;)
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Isnt Catherin Zeta Jones & Tom Jones from Cardiff i could be wrong
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Musiclover89;591251 wrote: Isnt Catherin Zeta Jones & Tom Jones from Cardiff i could be wrong


Gosh no. She's from Swansea, he's from Pontypridd. Wing Commander Roald Dahl was, of all people.
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Oh wow Shes from Swansea?
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Yes, she is from Swansea, where I live.

Cardiff and Swansea both have their fair share of famous people:)
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Uncle Fester is famous and I am from Cardiff :D:D






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Soberano;591235 wrote: You are right Gavin Hastings is some other big bugger of a rugby player.:o


It's Gavin Henson!

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