History of the Pickfords Galley Penarth

A place with a history worth sharing!

One of the the most distinguished former owners was leading show-business figure Robert Redford. He lived at the then called Sea Cot when he ran the “Theatre Royal” in Wood Street Cardiff and commissioned theatre architects Runtz & Ford to design Cardiff’s “New Theatre” for which his wife Grace laid the foundation stone in 1906. The New Theatre was completed within just 10 months and Mr Redford ran it until his retirement in 1930.

Thank you David Ings for the research