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

Volume Five - The Age of Decline & Crass Stupidity - What happened after the docks closed? . . .

1969 - An aerial photographic view of the Penarth Dock Engineering Company, Price Brothers Joinery with new factory extension under construction.
1969 - An aerial photographic view of the Penarth Dock Engineering Company, Price Brothers Joinery with new factory extension under construction.
1969 - An aerial photographic view of the Penarth Dock Engineering Company, Price Brothers Joinery with new factory extension under construction.

1969 - An aerial photographic view of the Penarth Dock Engineering Company, Price Brothers Joinery with new factory extension under construction. The old station buildings of the TVR Penarth Dock front onto Windsor Road. The River Ely is seen at low tide complete with its mud and just upstream of the drawing office, where I worked just after this date, the effluent from Llandough Hospital flows untreated into the river. The damming of the dock is in progress and the extent of unauthorised tipping may be witnessed along the northern quayside. Given that the dam, when complete, covered the majority of the 380 ft. long x 75 ft. wide pontoon or floating dock, the distance that it drifted when untethered from its installation position at the top right-hand corner of the dock may be judged.

The photograph was taken during April 1969 by Terence Soames (Cardiff) Ltd. and is held at the National Museum of Wales. [Museum Item Number : 2019.1/101] [629] [20200210]

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