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The Malcolm Uphill

This pub is adorned with pictures of Caerphilly’s great Malcolm Ernest Uphill.

87–91 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, CF83 1FQ
This pub is named after one of the all-time greats of motorcycling. A native of Caerphilly, Malcolm Uphill had many successes in the Isle of Man TT races and was the first man to lap the island at 100mph. This building is the former Lawrence House, erected in 1966 and was later popularly known as the ‘Co-Co building’.

A photograph of Malcolm on the Triumph Bonneville 1968 in the Production TT at Ballaugh Bridge.



A photograph of Malcolm on a Triumph Trident at the Production IOM TT, 1970.



A photograph of Malcolm at Aberdare Park, 1959.



A photograph of Malcolm with the Caerphilly Motorcycle Van.



A photograph of Malcolm “enjoying the attention”.



A photograph of Malcolm and the lads enjoying a pint.



A photograph of Malcolm at the Civic Reception.



A photograph and text about Caerphilly Castle. 

The text reads: Frustrated and angry, the Welsh of upland Glamorgan broke into a brief but furious rebellion in January 1316. Llywelyn Bren, the leader of the revolt, attacked Caerphilly with an alleged force of 10,000 men. The town and its mills were destroyed, and one of the castle gates was damaged by fire.

This 14th century manuscript illustration shows an attack on a castle, with a fire lit at the principal gate.

An illustration of Caerphilly Castle.

The text reads: The south dam platform may well have provided a perfect setting for tournaments during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. This fourteenth-century manuscript illustration shows two knights engaging in the lists, often bloody and violent contests at this time.

Extract from Wetherspoon News Summer 2019.

If you have information on the history of this pub, then we’d like you to share it with us. Please e-mail all information to: pubhistories@jdwetherspoon.co.uk