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 - Railway and Dock Company Officials . . .

Russell Rea - (1846-1916)

Russell Rea c.1906.
Russell Rea MP - (1846 - 1916) - A photograph taken c.1906 and held within the National Portrait Gallery of London. [577]

Russell Rea MP - (1846 - 1916) - Mr Rea was a well known ship-owner hailing from Liverpool and became a Liberal Party politician representing Gloucester, in the period 1900 to 1910, and South Shields, from 1910 to 1916.

During the 1890s, he founded the ship-owning and merchant company of R. & J. H. Rea in Liverpool. The company expanded its fields of operation and had offices at Cardiff, Southampton, Bristol, and Newcastle-on-Tyne. Mr Rea was the senior director of the main company, its subsidiaries and was also became the deputy-chairman of the Taff Vale Railway Company. He was author the book 'Free Trade in Being' published in 1908 and his wife, Jane, was a founding member of the West London Ethical Society. [000] [002]

House-flag of the R. & J. H. Rea The distinctive house-flag of the R. & J. H. Rea Company dating from the 1950's which was seen on the tugs around the ports of South Wales when I was spotting ships in my teens! [1012] [Royal Museums Greenwich : ID : AAA0339]
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