THIS week we are featuring a photograph of Victoria Park, Cadoxton, in around 1891.

A tale was retold, in the local newspapers in 1891, of Mrs Williams who lived in a cottage by Cadoxton Common.

The farmer at Biglis Farm, in Dinas Powys, had upset Mrs Williams who in turn had cursed his livestock.

The farmer returned from market to find his pigs in a ditch lying upon their backs and refusing to move.

In a panic he rode his horse to her cottage and insisted she accompany him to see his pigs.

When they arrived at the ditch he begged her to lift the curse.

Mrs Williams replied: "What have your pigs to do with me?"

At this point all the pigs jumped up and ran away, much to the relief of the farmer.

If you live in Cadoxton and your ancestor was Mrs Williams you might have inherited her ancient "rheibwr" skills.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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