There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people
- From the Evening Express (Fourth Edition) 7th December 1893
Competition at Lisvane. On Wednesday a most successful hedging and ditching match took place at the Maerdy Farm, Lisvane. There were eighteen competitors and four classes. This was followed by a cheese competition, and an excellent dinner was served in the evening at the Griffin Inn.
- From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 5th October 1901
LISVANE GOLF CLUB. New Ground to be Opened Next Saturday. A meeting of the Lisvane Golf Club was held on Friday afternoon at the offices of the secretary (Mr. Selwyn Biggs), when arrangements were made for the formal opening of the club next Saturday afternoon. The Mayor of Cardiff (Mr. Thomas Andrews, J.P.). has kindly consented to perform the opening ceremony. The members of the club are invited to be present and bring those friends who are likely to take an interest in the club. ..(part extract)....
- From the Evening Express (First Edition) 25th October 1901
LISVANE FARMERS' CLUB. The Lisvane Farmers' Association held their annual show at Lisvane on Thursday. The show was a most successful one from every point of view, and reflected great credit upon the promoters. In the evening the annual dinner was held at the Griffin Inn, at which Mr. Long, the lecturer in agriculture under the Monmouthshire County Council, in the absence of the president. Mr. Robert Hughes, J.P., Cardiff, distributed the prizes to the successful exhibitors. ..(part extract)....
- From the Evening Express (First Edition) 22nd July 1907
LISVANE GARDEN PARTY To aid the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children a garden party will be held at Lisvane House, Llanishen, on Saturday next from four to sevelL o'clock. Music will be provided by Madame Hughes-Thomas's choir (which sang before the King and Queen), Mr. Arthur Angle's orchestra, and the Goodwillie Singers. Tickets (including refreshments) may be had from Mrs. John Hogg, stationer, Queen- street.
- From the Evening Express (Sixth Edition) 16th October 1908
EISTEDDFOD AT LISVANE The fourth annual eisteddfod in connection with the Baptist Chapel, Lisvane, was held under the presidency of Mr. J. E. Turner, and was largely attended, the eisteddfod throughout being: a conspicuous success. ..(part extract)....
- From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 26th November 1903
THE DANGEROUS LANE AT LISVANE
To the Editor of the" Evening Express"
Sir,—At a meeting held in the spacious club- room, Lisvane, on Tuesday last to consider the advisability of supporting the scheme for widening and repairing the old disused lane between Hackerford and Lisvane village, it was very gratifying to see so many different parishes so well represented, and certainly most encouraging to the promoters of the said scheme. That it is the general wish that the old lane should be restored cannot be any longer doubted, as the assembly unanimously and enthusiastically accorded their votes in favour of the proposed improvement, which, it is considered, would be a great boon to the eastern side of Cardiff, as well as the locality in which the lane is situated. It is to be hoped now that the district council will give the matter their further consideration, and that the result will be that the urgent work will be proceeded with at an early date.—I am, &c., A RATEPAYER.
- From the South Wales Daily News 24th February 1872
LISVANE. A vestry meeting was held at the above place at two o'clock on the evening of Thursday, to take into consideration the question of opening and improving Ffynon Fair and Graig roads in this parish. A large number of rate- payers was present. Mr. South represented the Cardiff Water Works Company, and Mr. Thomas the Rhymney Railway Company. A poll was demanded, and the votes were recorded as follows :—For opening Graig-road, being the road leading to Cefn On, 12; for opening Ffynon Fair-road. 25, this being the main road from St. Mellons and Lanedarne, through Lisvane, to Lanishen station on the Rhymney Railway. A vote of thanks was given to Mr. Titus Llewellyn, who acted as chairman in the absence of the Rev. Mr. Rees, the vicar.
- From the South Wales Daily News 9th March 1881
PLOUGHING MATCH AT LISVANE. For the sixth time, an annual ploughing match was held at Lisvane on Tuesday, when, as compared with the previous Tuesday—from which day the match had been postponed-excellent weather greeted the competitors, 17 of whom put in an appearance, and everything passed off admirably. The competitions took place in three different fields in the parish, Mr Husband (Maerdv), Mr Griffiths (Church farm), and Mr Edwards (Tyny- berllan), lending the ground for the purpose. ..(part extract)....
- From the South Wales Daily News 16th May 1879
RE-OPENING OF LISVANE CHURCH. HISTORICAL REVIEW OF CHRISTIANITY. SERMON BY BISHOP OLLIVANT. Lisvane Parish Church was reopened after complete restoration ou Thursday. The vicar, the Rev. T. Rees, after hearing repeated complaints from the parishioners, began the repairs on his own responsibility. Since that time Lord Tredegar. the Bishop, Lord. Windsor (the patron of the living), &c., together with nearly the whole of the farmers and other residents in the locality, have come forward, the former with subscriptions, the latter with subscriptions and labour, to assist the object in view. The alterations involved an expense of about £500. which sum, with the exception of £150, has been repaid. ... ..(part extract)....