The Mary Traynor Collection

‘The Mary Traynor Collection’ consists of sketches and paintings of threatened buildings.  Mary is a former Conservation Caseworker and Chair of the Wales Group of The Victorian Society, and therefore,involves herself in the efforts to save good Victorian and Edwardian buildings from demolition or inappropriate alteration.

Deep Navigation Colliery, Treharris, Glamorgan A3 sketch

Recorded on site during demolition in 1992.


Cardiff Bay at Low Tide in 1986, Cardiff.

The barrage was opened in 2001 to create the fresh/sea water lake.


The Islamic Centre, Maria Street, Butetown in 1988, Cardiff.

The Islamic Centre was demolished when Callaghan Square was constructed.

Iron Foundry, Tindle Street, Cardiff. Pen & Crayon

Globe Cinema, Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff.

A reconstruction based on sketches and photographs of how the cinema might have looked in the 1920’s. It opened in 1913 and was a listed Grade II building but was demolished to build The Pear Tree Cafe.

Gloucester Chambers, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff. Pen & Watercolour

‘The Interior of The United Synagogue, Cathedral Road’, Cardiff.

A sketch of the interior before it was converted into offices.

Building The Millennium Stadium, during demolition of Arms Park. Mixed Media

‘Salvation Army Citadel, Splott Bridge, 2015’, Cardiff.

The building is derelict and threatened with demolition in 2015.

Central Wesleyan Methodist Hall, Charles Street. Pen and Watercolor
Artist Cardiff

Tirpentwys Colliery, Gwent, Monmouthsire.  Pen and Watercolor

The Mill on The River, Ely. Pen and Watercolor

The York Hotel, East Canal Wharf, 1980. Pen and Watercolor
York Hotel 1980 Eaat canal wharf


2 thoughts on “The Mary Traynor Collection

    1. Hallo Elaine,
      Thanks for your comment – yes, I have I mind to record St Illtyds College before too long. Do you have any information about it please? I think it is listed, in which case there should be a listed building application. My tel. is 02920 493885.


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