Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
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Volume Four - An Era of Change, Uncertainty, Depression & War - Closure of the dock in 1962 . . .

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The Shipping List for 8 a.m. on the 5th March 1962 [001] shows that the Campbell's paddles steamers have been transferred to Roath Dock and Basin at Cardiff. There are images of them showing that by now they were in a sad state of decay.

So far as I can ascertain, it wasn't until 1963 that the Penarth Times [101] reported;

“Penarth Dock is closed again although the outer basin is still used by yachtsmen to berth their boats on swinging moorings. The Inner Dock is sealed off by an earthwork bund with water still in it. The dock gates are out of action. The level of mud rises until access to the outer basin is only possible two hours either side of high water.”


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