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

Volume Four - An Era of Change, Uncertainty, Depression & War - Back at the dock . . .

A photograph taken in July 1923 of the numerous sidings situated at the rear of the machine shops of the Penarth Pontoon and Ship Repairing Company Limited.

A photograph taken in July 1923 of the numerous sidings situated at the rear of the machine shops of the Penarth Pontoon and Ship Repairing Company Limited. To the left, the sidings at Llandough with its 1898 TVR signal box prior to the construction of the new GWR box of 1926.

In the background is the Victoria Wharf at the Ely Tidal Harbour. The warehouse and wharf was rebuilt c.1890 after being destroyed by fire on 17th September 1888. The two coal tips to the right of the wharf were removed by 1898.

Note the diversity of the uniquely identified colliery coal wagons including those of Lewis Merthyr, Hall Lewis & Co., Great Western, H.G.L. and Lockets. [030] [086]

 
1936 - Penarth Dock and the Ely Tidal Harbour.
1936 - Penarth Dock and the Ely Tidal Harbour.
1923 - One of a series of panoramic views of Penarth Dock and the Ely Tidal Harbour ; photographs held within the Glamorgan Archives which show more clearly the works where I served part of my apprenticeship to fitting and turning. Across the River Ely the Victoria Wharf, complete with four hydraulic cranes originally built by the East Ferry Road Engineering Company c.1887 and which were rebuilt by the T.V.R. between the years 1904 and 1925. They were leased to the South Wales Public Wharf & Transit Company being of 20 ton capacity. Note that the full trucks route to the tips is at high level whereas the empties return via the lower level ready for return to their collieries. [Glamorgan Archives Reference : DXGC168/2-5] [599] [20190410]

 

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