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 . . .

An early c.1980's view of the muddy shoreline of the River Ely looking upstream with the gulls scavenging for food.

An early c.1980's view of the muddy shoreline of the River Ely looking upstream with gulls scavenging for food. The river is still tidal and salt water replenishes the mud and the creatures therein twice daily. The new road is constructed and the buildings occupied by A1 Concrete are still visible. The dip is the location of the entrance to the former Cogan Pill which filled progressively from when the dock was constructed in the mid-1860's. The remains of mooring posts remain so I would estimate that this is the location of the drawing office where I worked for the last year of my apprenticeship (1969 - 1970). It was a two storey brick structure constructed on concrete 'stilts' over the river, hence, you had a great view of the river and the coastal vessels using the oil wharf from the first floor drawing office. On the ground floor were the toilets plus the office was occupied by a traditional printing company complete with its upper and lower case trays. [002]

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