Monday, 21 June 2010

Listing for the Vulcan is ruled out

The heritage minister, Alun Ffred Jones, has ruled out listing the Vulcan.

He wrote: “In the case of the Vulcan pub, although there is this historic interest, particularly in the association with the former Newtown area of Cardiff, the linkage is more local in nature and not of natural significance.”

“I support the concept of recognising buildings which have a local importance, such as the Vulcan, and the development by local authorities of local lists if they so wish.”

Read the full article at Your Cardiff here.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The Vulcan in Buzz Magazine

A big thanks to Buzz Magazine for giving us a
write up and a nice picture in this month's magazine.

(We pinched the picture from Facebook and I am not sure who took it - if it was you get in touch and we will make sure we give you a big plug!)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

A message from the new landlord and lady of the Vulcan

Message from new Vulcan landlord and landlady Gwyn and Sandra:
When David asked me to write a few words, I was at a loss as to where to start,then I remembered what my father said, always start at the beginning.
So the beginning for my wife Sandra and I will be June 1st when we move into the Vulcan. We are Cardiffians, Sandra born and bred, born in Splott and lived last in Fairwater. I was born in Merthyr, moved to Cardiff at 18 and became a naturalised Cardiffian after living there for 33 years. We moved to Tredegar in 2007 to take on The Railway Tavern and we have enjoyed 3 years of success and met some wonderful people and made some good friends.
Now we face a new adventure, taking on such a prestigious pub as The Vulcan. We know that there has been a strong campaign for the pub to remain open and we hope that this will continue as we would love to be there for longer than the proposed 2 years.
We are both aware of the high regard that Liz is held in, we understand she has been a symbol of the Vulcan for many years and feel we have a huge job to fill her boots, we also are aware of the deep affection that is felt for Liz and hope that we will be able to eventually gain the respect of the people who frequent the pub, obviously we know that respect has to be earned and we will do our best to maintain the character and the ambience of the pub.
There is so much more to say but I am aware that I need to keep this short, Sandra and I look forward to meeting all involved in the campaign and the regulars drinking in the pub, we will be open at noon on Wednesday June 2nd and look forward to seeing everyone in due time.
Sandra and Gwyn Lewis.