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 . . .

River View, Victoria Wharf.
River View, Victoria Wharf.

River View, Victoria Wharf - The photograph is owned by a gentleman named Mr. Brian Jones whose grandfather was a Director of the South Wales Public Wharf, Warehouse & Transit Company Limited. In consultation with Mr. Ted Richards of the Roath Local History Society they contacted myself during February 2024 and we have confirmed together the location of this lovely photographic record of local heritage. The date of the photograph and its photographer has not yet been established. [1289]

Brian recalls : 'I used to visit Riverview, which I now remember it being referred to or simply the wharf, as a young boy. My Grandpa died when I was 12 so memories aren't clear but all I remember is the road leading to it with what I saw as a huge warehouse then the offices (in the background). The office my Grandpa had I do remember quite clearly.'

 
River View, Victoria Wharf.
River View, Victoria Wharf.
River View, Victoria Wharf.
River View, Victoria Wharf.
The colourised photograph and enlargements above indicate the layout of the buildings and the people who lived and worked at the Victoria Wharf. They capture daily life and speak a thousand words of days gone bye. [1289]

 
River View, Victoria Wharf.
The view of the cottage (left, above) was previously included in this chapter but it serves to verify the location of the Brian's photograph as the area adjacent to River View, Victoria Wharf, River Ely Tidal Harbour.

 
A section of the Glamorgan Sheet XLVII O.S. map, revised 1915, published 1922, indicating River View.
1915 - A section of the Glamorgan Sheet XLVII O.S. map, revised 1915, published 1922, indicating River View. The purple lines indicate the location of the photographer and the approximate arc of the view captured. [010] [398]


 
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