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

Index to Volume Seven - The People - Dock Family Trees - Engineers, Artisans & Doers . . .

George John Beetlestone (1850-1901)

George is listed in the 1881 proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers : Beetlestone, George John, Sudbrook Works, near Chepstow.

The 1884 Members list of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers lists George John Beetlestone of 94 St. Mary Street, Cardiff.

The 1884 Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Proceedings states : 'The President announced that the Ballot Lists for the election of New Members had been opened by a Committee of the Council , and the following fifty - three candidates were found to be duly elected :-' The list included George John Beetlestone of Penarth.

The 1890 Members list of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers lists George John Beetlestone of Sudbrook Works, near Chepstow.

Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire & South Wales of 1895 [175] lists under Insurance Agents, Imperial Fire : Beetlestone G. J. of 5 Oakfield st., Cardiff - I am somewhat unsure about the validity of this entry.

Portskewett - Severn Tunnel Coffee Rooms - 'A capital concert was given in these rooms a few days ago, in aid of the Severn Tunnel Cricket Club, under the patronage of Mr. T. A. Walker. There was a good attendance, and the programme was well sustained throughout. The conductor was Mr. G. J. Beetlestone.' Monmouthshire Merlin [167] [361] 8th December 1882.

Mr. Beetlestone Fined - 'At Lutterworth George John Beetlestone, civil engineer, has been fined £8 2s. 6d. (including costs) on two charges of assaulting Police constable Tomlin at North Kilworth, and of being drunk while driving. Beetlestone, it is said, was handcuffed by the policeman, but slipped the handcuffs, and beat the officer severely.' - Rhyl Record and Advertiser [657] [361] 13th February 1897.

Smart Work at Cardiff Docks - Facilities for Loading Heavy Machinery - 'A large steam barge, built for the Thames by the executors of T. A. Walker, was launched at Sudbrook Shipyard on Saturday morning. She was towed to the Roath Dock, Cardiff, 24 miles, where she docked the same tide. Her boiler and heavy machinery were quickly loaded under the 75 ton crane, and she left Cardiff the same afternoon and was docked at Sudbrook in the evening. The arrangements were in the hands of Mr. G. J. Beetlestone, who received every assistance from the Bute Dock officials.' South Wales Daily News [325] [361] 26th June 1899.

A report of the funeral of Mr George John Beetlestone.
A report of the funeral of Mr George John Beetlestone -  Evening Express [135] [361] 20th December 1901.
 
One of Lord Bute's Haunted Castles.

I wonder if this newspaper report about this painting being exhibited at the National Eisteddfod at Newport is the work of the same man given his connections with Bute and Cardiff Docks? - Evening Express [135] [361] 30th July 1897

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