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 Cardiff Times 2nd February 1878
ST. NICHOLAS. NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—The prizes in connection with these schools were distributed on Friday evening, at the schoolroom. The successful competitors numbered eleven, this number including those girls who had secured recognition of their aptitude for needlework. The books constituting the prizes were given jointly by Mr A. C. Bruce-Pryce and Mr W. C. Bruce, the rector of the parish. After the distribution, which is an annual one, an interesting entertainment, in the shape of dissolving views, was given by the rector to those who attended. On Saturday evening the pupils of the parish Sunday school were invited to the Rectory, and there provided with tea by the rector and some ladies of the parish.
- From The Cardiff Times 3rd July 1869
ST. NICHOLAS. LEGERDEMAIN.—On Monday, the 28th ult., our old friend, Professor Ingleton, the Wizard of the South, paid us a visit, and delighted a highly respectable company, at the Three Tuns, in this village. Professor Ingleton has visited Pendoylan, Peterstone, St. Fagans, Cadoxton, Wenvoe, and Penmark, where he has won golden opinions from all who have witnessed his performances.
- From The Cardiff Times 17th March 1877
ST NICHOLAS. WORKING MEN'S CLUB.—A correspondent writes — "With the praiseworthy intention of providing suitable recreation for the long and otherwise monotonous winter evenings incidental to village life, as well as to wean the young men of the parish from the too common practice of spending their evenings in the public-house, the Rev W. C. Bruce, rector of St Nicholas, has succeeded in organising a working men's club. The commodious class- room of the National school has been utilised for the purpose, a good stock of books by standard authors ......(part extract)........
- From the Weekly Mail 4th September 1886
ST. NICHOLAS. LICENSING SESSIONS. — The general annual licensing meeting was held on Wednesday. Mr. O. H, Jones, General Lee, and Major Tylor were the presiding magistrates. All the old licences were renewed. The offenders during the year were David Thomas, Sportsman's Rest, Peterston Frank Clode, Calcot Arms, Merthyr Dovan and John Dunscombe, Marine Hotel, Barry Island. Edward Aubrey, Thomas Harry, and Lewis Lyscombe, Penmark, were cautioned to be more careful how they conducted their houses.
- From the Barry Dock News 23rd December 1892
ST. NICHOLAS. CHRISTMAS FAIR.—The usual fair for fat and store stock was held on Monday last, when an average amount of business was transacted, but at low prices. Mr John Thomas, of Cowbridge, conducted an auction sale of cattle, brought in by Mr Watts, of Tydraw, and Mr Lewis, of Brigam. There were not many sheep on sale, but a few ewes changed owners. Fat stock realised 5d to 6½d per lb, Store cattle, two-years-old, sold for £5 10s or £6 each.
- From the Barry Dock News 15th September 1893
ST. NICHOLAS. LOCAL POST-OFFICE NOTICE.—A wall letter-box has been erected at Groes Farm, Marshfield, to be cleared at 5.35 p.m. on week days, and also at Treharne Arms-terrace, near Coedriglan, which will be cleared at 6.25 p.m. on week days