Cardiff City Hall
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Cardiff declared capital of Wales in 1955

Sixty years ago, crowds gathered to hear a statement being read at the entrance to City Hall in Cardiff.

Those present on 21 December 1955 were among the first to hear Cardiff had become the official capital city of Wales, a day after the decision had been announced in Parliament.

The official announcement was by the Lord-Lieutenant of Glamorgan.

An original radio report extract from 1955 captured the moment.

  • 21 Dec 2015