Cardiff-born Ceri Stennett has lived in Whitchurch, Rhiwbina, and Thornhill all his life. Married to Judith Gay, he is one of the sons of the late entertainer, Stan Stennett MBE.
Ceri attended Lamorna School in Church Road, Whitchurch as well as Whitchurch High School.
His working life has been involved with administering the family-run cinemas and theatres and assisting his father in producing variety shows and pantomimes. He also had a twenty-five-year involvement with the Football Association of Wales as a historian and fourteen years as media officer for the international sides. During that period, he acted as an expert for UEFA at media seminars all over Europe. His time researching the history of Welsh international football spanned more than thirty years and several books (most recently ‘As Good As It Gets - the centenary history of the Welsh Schools FA, 2011), plus countless articles, TV and radio appearances work on the internet and exhibitions. His unique collection of Welsh football memorabilia formed the basis for the Welsh Football Collection, now housed at the Wrexham County Borough Museum.
He currently hosts a weekly magazine programme on Radio Cardiff.
He has long had an interest in military history, and especially in connection with the Cardiff. He has known and used Whitchurch Library all his life, so it is fitting to be able to produce this work in honour of the men of the parish who fell and are commemorated on the Memorial in front of it.