Wishing Well

In June 1987 the Rotary Club of Llanishen was given permission to construct a charity wishing well in Roath Park.[1]

The wishing well was opened c.1989, during Beti Jones' term as Mayor of Cardiff. It was placed just inside the westerly entrance to the promenade, between the kiosk and the path beside the bywash, as shown in the photograph below.

The wishing well c.1989

Opening of the wishing well c.1989
©Cardiff Parks Department collection

  • The people in the photograph c.1989 are, left to right:[2]
  • David Hart, Parks department
  • Alan Roberts, Rotary Club President
  • Mary Elizabeth "Beti" Jones, Lord Mayor
  • Mike Rye, Club member
  • Peter O'Neil, Club member
  • unknown
  • Philip Husband, Club member
  • Tony Fundell, Club member
  • Bernard Weare, Club member
  • Geoff Holloway, Club member

At a later stage, after June 1991 and before October 2015, the wishing well was moved a few yards north to its present position.

The wishing well October 2015

The wishing well having moved position
photographed October 2015

Sources of Information

  1. Meeting of the Leisure and Amenities Committee 30th June 1987
  2. Personal communications (TD and RBC)