Local Boy – exploring Roald Dahl’s links to Cardiff, by Katie Hamer

Here’s an article I wrote for local blog, We Are Cardiff. In it, I investigate author Roald Dahl’s links to the Welsh capital city. Turns out Cardiff is full of surprises. Read to find out more…

We Are Cardiff

Did you know Roald Dahl was a local? There’s plenty of parts of the city named after him or that make reference to him. So we sent writer Katie Hamer out in search of Roald Dahl’s links to Cardiff.

Roald Dahl quest by Katie Hamer

To reiterate the words of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, ‘there’s no place like [Cardiff]’. Well, not quite what she said, but if I were to click my shoes together in Oz, and return to anywhere, it would be this lively city. I’ve lived in many places, including Swansea, Milton Keynes, and central London, but never anywhere as friendly as here. With very little effort, you can strike up a conversation with almost anyone.

Another thing I love about Cardiff is that it is full of surprises. Indeed, I learn something new every day. Just last week I discovered that the late great Roald Dahl had links here. I learned…

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About Katie Hamer

I am a writer, an artist, a photographer, philosopher, interior designer, listener, and explorer.
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