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 - Activity at the dock during World War II . . .

1945 - An example of a Dock Permit for Cardiff & Penarth Docks which were Protected Places under Defence Regulations.
1945 - An example of a Dock Permit for Cardiff & Penarth Docks which were Protected Places under Defence Regulations.

1945 - An example of a Dock Permit for Cardiff & Penarth Docks which were Protected Places under Defence Regulations. The worker it was issued too was a gentleman by the name of Mr. E. G. Jones residing at High Street, Penarth who was employed by W. J. Cook. It stated :

'The above holder has permission to be in the Protected Place named hereon, subject to the conditions set out on the other side.'

These Conditions were as follows :

1. This Permit is issued subject to the provisions and penalties of the Official Secrets Acts, Defence Regulations and the bye-laws. It is available only for the Dock, dates and purpose named.
IT DOES NOT ALLOW ADMITTANCE TO THE LOCKS.
2. It is subject to withdrawal without notice, and must be surrendered to the Issuing Authority on the termination of the time or purpose of issue.
3. The Holder is responsible for its safe custody. It should be protected from damage, and produced whenever demanded by the Police, members of H.M. Forces, or the Issuing Authority.
4. Its wrongful possession, or falsification in any way, renders the bearer liable to severe penalties.
5. Its loss should be reported immediately to the Issuing Authority or to the Police. If replacement is sanctioned, a charge of 2s. 6d. will be made.
6. Within the Dock area, anything being carried is subject to examination.

It requires a signature of the holder and warns :

You are reminded of the urgent importance of safeguarding all information concerning shipping.

The original document is held at the archive of the National Museum of Wales. [Museum item number : 81.11I/1] [629] [20180406]

 

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