Dora Ellis was born in 1929 on Catherine Street in Cathays. She has lived and worked in Cardiff all her life.

My husband was a postman and he loved his job. He worked in Grangetown he often got offered more money for a promotion but he preferred to stay out working on the street. Everybody knew him in Grangetown. One Christmas, this is how kind he was, he got back to the office and saw this parcel with a doll in it so he went back to deliver it after work. He said how could I let a kid get up without her present on Christmas morning.