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 - 1950 to the early 1960's . . .

1955 - An aerial photograph of the Victoria Wharf and the remaining Ely Tidal Harbour coal tips together with the associated permanent way infrastructure.
1955 - An aerial photograph of the Victoria Wharf and the remaining Ely Tidal Harbour coal tips together with the associated permanent way infrastructure. It was taken by H. Tempest Limited of Cardiff in October 1955. The film negative is held at the National Museum of Wales. [629] [Museum Reference - 86.341/3013]
 
Just in view on the right hand side of the photograph is the window, cup of tea in hand, at the drawing board, gazing out over the river, often searching for inspiration, during the final year of my apprenticeship at the Penarth Dock Engineering Company. It was directly opposite tip number 4 (originally number. Mr. R. A. Cooke makes reference to the removal of coal tips number 1 to 4 inclusive during 1937 but clearly they were still in use during October 1955 when H. Tempest Limited took this photograph. All coal had ceased to be shipped in 1962 - 63. [008]
 
1955 - The Victoria Wharf and Warehouse of the South Wales Public Wharf & Transit Company Limited.
The Victoria Wharf and Warehouse of the South Wales Public Wharf & Transit Company Limited. The warehouse and wharf were completely rebuilt following a great fire on 7th August 1888. There is small engine shed to the left off the main railway to the wharf. The first coal tip had been removed by 1898 according to the extremely informative Track Layout Diagrams, the work of Mr. R. A. Cooke. [008]
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