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Volume Six - Pre-Victorian to the Present Day - Select Aspects - Crossing the River Ely . .

1867 - Cardiff Steam Navigation Company - 'The sale by auction of the " Velindra " steamer and the " Kate " steamer, plying between the Bute Docks and Penarth, also the leasehold property, all belonging to the above company, was to have taken place on Wednesday afternoon at the Royal Hotel.

Just before the proceedings commenced, Mr. Roberts announced that the " Kate " had just been sold by private contract. He then put up the " Velindra " After a few biddings, she was bought in at £2200. The next lot was the leasehold property known as the company's warehouses, offices, &c., close to the Packet Station, and generally considered the best situation for business in that locality. After several biddings had been made, the lot was bought for £1600.' - Monmouthshire Merlin - [167] [361] 27th July 1867.


The 'Velindra' had been making a regular passage between Cardiff and Bristol since her introduction in 1861 and gained a reputation for comfort coupled with speed. Later the 'Ely' worked in conjunction with her. The company directors had attempted to form a limited liability company around 1864 without success since the shareholders did not support the initiative ; hence the sale of assets. - Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales [664] [361] 8th October 1864.

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