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Grace, Grit and Gumption

One Saturday morning in May 1891, in the unchurched and sprawling industrial area of East Moors, Splott, Cardiff, two men could be seen putting up a large tent.

Geraint Fielder

The older man of 45, John Pugh, was unused to swinging a sledgehammer and he had lumbago for a month. The younger man, Seth Joshua, who was in his early 30s, was adept at the job. Just as they finished, one of the rough characters of the area passed by. He was curious as to what was going on.