Tributes to Grangetown photographer

31 December 2015

Tributes have been paid to Grangetown photographer Glyn Paul, who died on Christmas Day at the age of 84.

Glyn was a well known figure behind the goals at Ninian Park for many years, with his photos used by Cardiff City’s programme, as well as the South Wales Echo sports pages.

He freelanced and his photos were also used by the Penarth Times and Barry and District News.

Glyn was also very active in the Grangetown community and was a regular at PACT meetings until recent months. He was also a prominent member of Cardiff Residents Against The Barrage, which campaigned vociferously in the early 1990s due to worries about how groundwater might affect the cellars of Grangetown homes.

Glyn was also a voice in the successful campaign to save the old Grangetown Library building 10 years ago.

Zena Mabbs, of Grangetown Local History Society, said: “Glyn made donations to our archives over the years. I am sure the many people in this area who remember him will pay tribute to his immense professionalism over so many years, and condolences go to his family at this sad time.”

Glyn leaves a widow Betty and two sons, Roy (also a photographer) and John.

A celebration of his life will be held at St Paul’s Church on Thursday 7th January at 1.30pm.

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