Gwilym, was born in 1839 at Ynyscynon and became an important judge in the county courts of Glamorgan. He was a highly respected public figure and was known as Judge Gwilym Williams of Miskin Manor. He and his father were the promoters and chief supporters of the first daily newspaper in Wales, the Cambrian Daily Leader. Ygwladgarwr, the Welsh language newspaper published at Aberdare, was also established with the help of David Williams.
My new pictures have dried up, so here's one I took last year.
All the main civic buildings are built in English Renaissance style carved from Portland stone. The quality of the architecture at Cathays Park means that it is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of civic centre in Europe.