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

Volume Six - Pre-Victorian to the Present Day - Select Aspects - Working the Ely Tidal Harbour . . .

c.1970's - some pages from an 8 page brochure - South Wales Warehouses Limited - 1885.

c.1960's - some pages from an 8 page brochure - South Wales Warehouses Limited - 1885.

A note on the page below states : 'The cover illustration is an artist's impression of Cardiff's Ely river during the 19th Century, showing the site of the Company's premises. It is reprinted from a Company letterheading dating back to 1885.'

The original document is held at the archive of the National Museum of Wales. [Museum item number : 1998.178] [629] [20180519]

Industrial Estate, Warehousing and Distribution - South Wales Warehouses Limited, Victoria Wharves, Ferry Road, Cardiff CF1 7XQ. Telegrams: 'Warehouse' Cardiff Telephone: 0222 32251/2.

Industrial Estate, Warehousing and Distribution - South Wales Warehouses Limited, Victoria Wharves, Ferry Road, Cardiff CF1 7XQ. Telegrams: 'Warehouse' Cardiff Telephone: 0222 32251/2. The text states:

'The purpose of this Brochure is to outline the scope and development of the Company which is continually expanding its field of operations to keep pace with the corresponding industrial and commercial requirements in the area which it serves.

The complex is conveniently placed just three miles from the centre of Cardiff which, as the Capital of Wales, is only the focal point for trade and commerce in the Principality but is also a natural centre of communications. Situated on the South Wales coastline, Cardiff is linked to Swansea, the West Wales coast and the South Wales valleys and by an excellent system of road and rail, including the M4 motorway (London to Wales) and the M4/M5 to Avonmouth, the South West, Midlands and North West areas.

The Company has its own private rail siding connected to the main line and operates its own locomotive for shunting. It regularly handles container traffic direct as well as through 'Freightliners' Cardiff and has a private wharf on the ely river adjacent to the warehouses.'

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