George Nicholas grew up on Taff Embankment. He used to play in the Taff and bunk off school to go down the docks

To me Sophia Gardens was the fairgrounds and the circus. They used to have all the magnificent circuses, they had them all, Billy Smarts, Chiperfield. You know that had the big ones there until they did all this cricket rubbish.
I was on the top floor of the Taff Embankment and I could sit on the window outside look right past the houses towards the bridge and you could see the glow and hear the music of the fairground and all the rest of it you see.