Of Interest

This page contains items of possible interest to members. They are derived from contacts received by Cardiff U3A from other organisations or individuals who are seeking to advertise or to gain assistance. The Cardiff U3A in no way endorses or recommends any of these items.

Computer Users : from information provided by a member of the Computer Group:

If you have a problem with your computing device and can’t get any joy from the company who supplied it to you (and that includes them quoting exorbitant costs or trying to fob you off with ... “it can’t be mended” - which could be one and the same thing - then a number of members of U3A have used the services of “We’ll Fix Your PC” who are based in Llanishen.

To date, I’m not aware of any bad experiences and only glowing recommendations. Neil (the owner) will handle your problem sympathetically and very patiently and will not (as far as I’m aware) charge you for assessing what the problem is. A recent case in point was an “all-in-one” PC that was assessed as irreparable by a high-street chain and diagnosed as a failed hard-disk that could not be replaced - because the manufacturers website “said so” - and it was less than 4 years old!! A trip up to Llanishen found the problem to be a software problem which was quickly fixed and our U3A member saved themselves well over £1000 on a replacement machine!

So consider giving “We’ll Fix your PC" a visit when you have problems with your PC, Mac, iPad or Tablet. Their website is - https://wewillfixyourpc.co.uk


Cadw Project on Castell Coch

Received from Tim Parry at Cadw:

We at Cadw would like to encourage proactivity whilst everyone is self-isolating. We are inviting local groups, communities and individuals - anybody who is interested, in fact - to come together and participate in a project about Castell Coch.

We are inviting everyone to conduct their own individual research projects on a topic that interests you most with the aim of combining everyone’s findings into a detailed and interesting tapestry of the castle’s considerable history.

Below you will find a short list of topics that may interest you, however these are only suggestions. In addition to these we are hoping to find accounts of life in Tongwynlais and the surrounding area from real people who have lived and worked in the area over the years.

Suggested topics:

• Folktales and legends

• The Bute Archive

• Medieval History

• The Secret Language of Flowers

• Artefacts used by Joan of Acre

• Castell Coch during WW1&2

• Castell Coch & Tongwynlais Stories

• The Castles Caretakers

We have created a page where you can add any research you have done within each of the topics listed above, here is the link to the page: https://padlet.com/hollie_m_/6kgqkpd1wnc9 [An odd address but not a scam, it's been checked - Owen Parry]

To add your research to the page you click the plus (+) icon below your topic area which will allow you to upload your findings straight onto the page.

Many thanks,


Tim Parry

Geidwad/ Custodian

Castell Coch

Côd post/Post code: CF15 7JS

Ffôn / Tel (02920) 810101

Ffacs / Fax (02920) 813865

Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh Government

E-bost: castellcoch@.gov.cymru

E-mail: castellcoch@.gov.wales