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 - Locals; the ordinary and extraordinary characters . .

Llewelyn Webb [1840 - 1910]

CARDIFF STREET PREACHER - Death of a Well-known Figure - The death occurred, at Nibley House, Lower Cathedral-road, Cardiff. on Wednesday, of Mr Llewelyn Webb. Mr Webb was in his 70th year, had for 49 years preached in the open air every Sunday evening at the bottom of St.Mary-street, and been the means of stirring religious impulses in very many people who would otherwise have remained unreached.

A native of North Nibley in Gloucestershire, Mr Webb came to Cardiff at the age of 14. and entered the service of a grocer at the Golden Key. then a well known place of business in Bute-street.

He subsequently secured employment at Penarth Dock. and after that became shipping foreman to Crawshay Bailey at the Ely Harbour and later at Cardiff.

Next he entered the service of the Taff Vale and Bute Dock companies, and then he set up an iron merchant's business, which he carried on until 1891.

In his early days Mr Webb belonged to the Christian Mission which preceded the Salvation Army, and when the "Army" was formed he co-operated with its officers in work in Cardiff slumdom.

Then he commenced preaching at night in St. Mary-street, and for the last 15 or 20 years be has belonged to the Plymouth Brethren. Deceased leaves three sons and a daughter. The funeral takes place on Saturday. - Cardiff Times [019] [361] 29th January 1910.

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