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

Volume Eight - Pre-Victorian to the present day - more aspects - Art and Artists of the Penarth Dock area . . .

F. Jones / Chas. Lawrie - 'Cardiff from Leckwith' - 1875.
F. Jones / Chas. Lawrie - 'Cardiff from Leckwith' - 1875.
F. Jones / Chas. Lawrie - 'Cardiff from Leckwith' - 1875.

F. Jones / Chas. Lawrie - 'Cardiff from Leckwith' - A page from an unidentified Welsh book published in 1875 featuring a drawing by F. Jones, engraved by Chas. Lawrie and published by Blackie & Son, of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Below, from our promenient hillside location, we see the old Leckwith pack-horse bridge spanning the River Ely. The horse drawn cart and lady walking with child captures a sense of a bygone age as on the Grange below the curve of the Taff Vale Railway, having crossed the River Taff, heads purposely toward the Penarth Dock ; a TVR steam engine hauls six coal trucks taking coal for export to the dock and even more revenue out of Lord Bute pockets and business way from his Bute Docks !

I feel sure that t he drawing dates from an earlier date than 1875 but provides a picturesque insight into a typical scene in the latter half of the nineteenth century and illustrates the social changes taking place and the development to an industrial and away from a agricultural and rural way of life.

A heritage print held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20190927]

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