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 . . .

1962 - An aerial view of the meandering River Ely with the Victoria Wharf of the South Wales Warehouses Limited and associated warehouse and rail facilities.

1962 - An aerial view of the meandering River Ely with the Victoria Wharf of the South Wales Warehouses Limited and associated warehouse and rail facilities. On the opposite bank of the river are the Llandough sidings, the Cogan Pill House (Baron's Court) and the signal boxes dating from the TVR and GWR era's at the junction of the Penarth Extension line and the Barry Railway branch. Distant are three coal tips and back toward the wharf are the remnants of four disused tips. Just visible at the top right of the photograph is the drawing office of the Penarth Dock Engineering Company Ltd. where I spent a year of my apprenticeship learning practical drafting skills. What a fine view from that office window it was and how I wish I had taken some photos at the time!

This photograph is assumed (by myself!) to have been taken by Terence Soames (Cardiff) Limited at the same date as that below, however, the National Museum of Wales attributes the photo to H. Tempest Limited.

The original negative of this photograph is held at the archive of the National Museum of Wales. [Museum item number : 2016.89/1] [629] [20180519]

1962 - An aerial view of the mouth of the River Ely showing the extents of the oil storage facility on the Grange point.
Terence Soames (Cardiff) Limited of St. John's Chambers, High Street Arcade, Cardiff

1962 - An aerial view of the mouth of the River Ely showing the extents of the oil storage facility on the Grange point. The former iron wharf is by this date an oil wharf and a coastal vessel is moored alongside. In the sidings beyond there are numerous coal trucks indicating that the coal trade was not yet dead. The photograph was taken by Terence Soames (Cardiff) Limited of St. John's Chambers, High Street Arcade, Cardiff and their telephone number is Cardiff 23811. The stamp provides an exposure date of the 16th January 1962.

The original of this photograph is held at the archive of the National Museum of Wales. [Museum item number : 2016.89/2] [629] [20180519]

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