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 on a warm summer day in July 1923 of the numerous sidings situated at the rear of the main machine shop and offices of the Penarth Pontoon and Ship Repairing Company Limited.

A photograph taken on a warm summer day in July 1923 of the numerous sidings situated at the rear of the main machine shop and offices of the Penarth Pontoon and Ship Repairing Company Limited.

The pontoon is complete with a freighter. On the north bank of the Ely Tidal Harbour the coal tips are prominent. These are probably numbers 2, 3 and 4 which were removed c.1937.

In the distance are the warehouses of the South Wales Public Wharf & Transit Company Limited who first entered in a PSA (Private Sidings Agreement) with the TVR on the 28th April 1887 for the site. [030] [086]

 
1923 - One of a series of panoramic views of Penarth Dock and the Penarth Pontoon; photographs held within the Glamorgan Archives which show more clearly the works where I served part of my apprenticeship to fitting and turning and where Julie was secretary to the Chairman, Mr. Weeks. 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. Full wagons with the H.G.L., Lewis, Hall, Lewis & Co., Cardiff, Lockets, Cardiff and William Perch & Co. of Cardiff and Swansea are presently awaiting tipping. [Glamorgan Archives Reference : DXGC168/2-5] [599] [20190412]
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