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 . . .

Percy William Williams - (xxxx-xxxx)

A letter of recommendation regarding a former boatman at Penarth Dock, Mr. Percy Williams.

Percy William Williams - (xxxx - xxxx) - boatman - Penarth Dock - (c.1921-36)

A letter of recommendation regarding a former boatman at Penarth Dock, Mr. Percy Williams, whom had a service record of 25 years. The letter is penned by the late Dockmaster, Mr. Q? Barrett and dated 13th July 1936. He states that 'I can recommend him to anyone who requires a man to handle any kind of craft'. Not a bad recommendation given the treacherous currents around our coast and the second highest rise and fall of the tide in the world!

In March 2021, a lady named Sarah living in the US, the granddaughter of William Percy Williams, contacted me regarding information about her grandfather, his son and her great grandfather. The letter above was kindly provided and is reproduced with permission. Previously, I had found references to Mr Barrett, the dockmaster, whom probably served in that post until the closure of Penarth Dock to shipping (except for repair on the pontoon) during 1936. Sarah also comments that 'My great grandfather was a Cardiff Channel Pilot. I believe his son Charlie Williams may have also been a boatman.' Can anybody assist Sarah with information about the family? Please contact Dai-the-Rat.

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