Caerau Hillfort isn’t the only amazing archaeological site in Caerau and Ely. In the middle of Trelai Park are the remains of a Roman Villa. It was excavated by the famous archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler in the 1920s and was the homestead of an important Ely inhabitant some 1,800 years ago (find out more here).
In summer 2021 we’re hoping to explore nearby to the villa in order to reveal more of Caerau and Ely’s prehistoric and Roman heritage. We’ll be needing your help to unearth those stories from the past, so look out for ways to get involved in the new year. In the meantime, CAER Studio guest artist Charlotte Granjon, has created this amazing T-shirt design based on Ely Roman Villa, which is now available as a limited-edition exclusive T-shirt.
All contributions will go to help us continue our work exploring the archaeology of Caerau and Ely.
Payment can be made by cash or card when collecting the pre-ordered T-shirt from the Dusty Forge between 9am and 4pm Monday – Thursday.
Stock is limited and subject to availability.
ACE – Action in Caerau & Ely
Our Place – Dusty Forge, 460 Cowbridge Road West, Cardiff CF5 5BZ
Tel: 02920 003132
The CAER project explores the history and archaeology of Caerau Hillfort and the surrounding area, helping to connect communities with their heritage and develop educational and new-life opportunities.
The team have been working throughout the pandemic to continue supporting the community. Local community members have been receiving heritage food parcels consisting of traditional Welsh recipes and their ingredients; we have been working with schools to support students and teachers through the various restrictions as well as still providing outdoor activities focusing on the development of our soon-to-be-built community heritage centre.