- Caerau, Cardiff
Caerau is a district of west
Cardiff, capital cityof Wales. Caerau Lane is the main road or avenuewhich is very much lined with large trees and shrubbery. Dominated mostly by council housing, it has the Western Leisure Centre, supermarkets, schools, churches (the historic parish churchof St. Mary is now in an advanced state of ruin) and an Ely Police Station. Famous former residents include Shakin' Stevensand Noel Sullivan.
The district is on
Cardiff Bus's "Capital City Red" busroute, with high frequency articulated buses operating on routes 17 (Ely /Canton /Central Stn) and 18 (Canton/Central Stn) through Caerau. Services 12 (Canton/Central Stn/Splott/Tremorfa) and 13 (Culverhouse Cross/Drope/Ely) also run along Cowbridge Road West (A48), along the very northern edge of Caerau, which is the main road for the area, linking it to Culverhouse Crossto the west and Ely, Canton and the city centre to the east.
*Western Leisure Centre
Famous people from Caerau
Noel Sullivan, member of early 2000s pop group Hear'Say.
Jason Mohammad, BBC Walesnewsreader.
Nicky Piper, (born 5 May 1966) Super middleweightand light heavyweight boxer. His career was at its peak in the 1990s.
electoral wardof Caerau falls within the parliamentary constituencyof Cardiff West. It is bounded by Ely to the northwest; Fairwater to the north; Canton to the northeast; and the Vale of Glamorganto the south.
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2774260 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Caerau and surrounding area]
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