Wednesday, November 12, 2008



Built in 1853 - Save the Vulcan! - due for demolition to make way for a multi storey car park and flats! Surely they can build flats around it - what a wonderful community resource! The car park is uneccessary!

"ONE of Cardiff's oldest pubs is being forced to shut down to make way for the new St David’s 2 development click here to tell them what you think?

Address: Southgate House, 9th Floor, Wood Street, Cardiff. CF10 1EW. Hotline Number: 0800 345 7547

Built in 1853, The Vulcan is a favourite of rock group the Manic Street Preachers as well as hundreds of other regulars.

But after first being earmarked for closure because of the new development three years ago, owners Brain’s Beer have confirmed the pub, on Adam Street, Adamsdown, will finally stop pulling pints in June next year after being handed a compulsory purchase order from ...Cardiff Council???

Despite booming business, landlady Liz Smart and husband Brian were told by contractors the pub would be pulled down to make way for a 3,000-space car park for the new shopping centre." story here
The St Davids 2 project manager is Pat Thompson - email and tell him your thoughts! This is the same man who wants to build a new bridge and road into listed Bute Park! Still he works for Cardiff council so let them know what you think! Try the council leader!
Ask him why they are making a compulsory purchase order!

The credit crunch has taken its effect on St David 2 so what is happening here- is it still necessary to demolish it?

Save the Vulcan on facbook groups here and here

Write or email the Heritage Minister (details below). It’s essential to stress in your letter that we want to keep the Vulcan where it is – right in the heart
of Cardiff. Tell the Minister that the building should be listed: built in 1853,the Vulcan’s role in Cardiff’s history and heritage must be preserved for futuregenerations – not demolished for a car park!!
Alun Ffred Jones AM – Heritage Minister National Assembly for Wales Cardiff BayCardiff CF99 1NA

***** WRITE TO THE PRESS *****
Keep writing to The Echo, The Western Mail, The Metro,and any other media outlet – we have to ensure The Vulcan’s name remains in the spotlight.
South Wales Echo Fax: 02920243640 Email:
Text: 07781482332 – start your message with the word echo.

Western Mail

***** PETITION *****
Keep encouraging people to sign the petition at
or if you want to sign on a paper copy, there’s copies in the
The online petition

Cardiff Council also wanting to sell off rare books collection

St Davids 2 enquiry congestion and danger for cyclists