Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Two - The Era of Optimism, Investment & Development - Developments at the turn of the 20th century . .

Penarth Dock from western end
Penarth Dock from the western end : This photograph, dating from around 1908, was included within an acquisition which has been added to the Penarth Dock Collection. A gang of men work on the lighter attending the sailing ship in the left of the image whilst larger steamships are loaded at the automated coal tips. [001]
 
Penarth Dock.
An enlargement of the photo showing a steam powered lighter moored alongside the sailing ship at the north quay of Penarth Dock. It appears to be in the process of manually loading coal aboard the sailing ship, perhaps, 'bunkering'; that is, loading coal into the stoke holds of the ship to be used to feed the engines of the ship. [001]

 
Penarth Dock.
Penarth Dock.
Penarth Dock - A hand-tinted version of the upper postcard image. The lightermen are clearer now but the detail is incorrect at the far end of the dock where the houses of the 'Bowery' are tinted green and a red-brick building appears as if by magic at a point where the Custom House is situated! Another Penarth Dock Collection heritage artifact. [001] [20191030]
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