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Volume One - Into the Victorian Age - Activity at the docks . . .

Around the turn of the 20th century a number of humorous cartoons were published lampooning the shortcomings of the Taff Vale Railway. This postcard depicts the Cardiff Express from Troedyrhiw! I would have though it was going to, not coming from, since it is, and always was, uphill from Cardiff!
   
1897 – Local coal merchant C. H. Taylor Esq. lived in a rather large mansion at No 3 Beconsfield in Penarth and liked his coal trucks to stand out from the crowd! This exhibition piece highlights the world class skills and sheer pride of the British engineers and manufacturers at that time.
   
Another fine hand coloured postcard view complete with the engine shed at the right. Boats are at anchor in the Ely Tidal Harbour and the docks are unusually quiet. On the headland, St. Augustine's church tower is clear. Also, a similar photograph from the late 1880's.
   
The tide is out in the river Ely and its tidal harbour. Just look at all that lovely mud for the gulls to dig into to find those tasty wriggly things!
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