THE BANK, variously known during its existence as the 'Cardiff Bank', 'Wood Evans & Co', and 'Wood, Wood & Co.', owed its origin to the enterprise of John Wood, senior, a Freeman of Cardiff, and its Town Clerk of many years standing. Wood was a man of considerable local importance and many parts, for besides possessing much valuable property in real estate, he held the offices of Treasurer to the Glamorgan County, Treasurer to the Cardiff Turnpike Trust and Captain of the Cardiff Cavalry.