Samuel Arthur Brain, the founder of Brains Brewery, was elected to Cardiff Council in 1885 to represent Grangetown.
Grangetown is situated to the south of Cardiff and is one of the largest districts. Until the mid-19th Century, Grangetown was a marshy area of land used for farming. The grange was named after the moor upon which it stood. Grangetown developed after 1850, the year the Penarth Road and the bridges over the River Taff and River Ely were constructed linking Cardiff to Penarth. It has been a suburb of Cardiff for over 140 years, since 1875. Cardiff’s popular pastries, Clarks Pies established its brand in Grangetown in 1955 when Dennis Dutch opened a shop on Bromsgrove Street and the shop still trades today.
Today, Grangetown benefits from nearby developments and due to its close proximity to the city centre it is a popular place to reside. It is a good value for money location, situated with a short walking distance to both City Centre and Cardiff Bay. Train station and bus routes are both available and easy to use, additionally Grangetown is situated on the Taff Trail for cycle routes as well as the River Taff Water Taxi service. Cardiff’s newest venue, The Tramshed is a music and entertainment venue that opened in October 2015. The Tramshed is housed in a converted tram depot, dating from 1902 and Grade II listed. The music venue has a capacity of 1000 people.