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Volume Eight - Pre-Victorian to the present day - more aspects - Chains at Penarth Dock - Macey, Mules and Wallace Family History . . .

In late 2015, a lovely gentleman named Bruce Wallace told me about his personal and family connection to Penarth Dock. He was preparing a family history of the various branches, or chains, of his family. I felt it was very worthy of inclusion in its entirety since it also spans the working life of the dock. Thank you so much Bruce for your contribution to our story and for your permission to include it upon this website. [367] I know you will enjoy reading his personal account of his family at work, rest and play, all of whom, he is undoubtedly very proud. Bruce commences with a brief history of the dock which I have omitted. However, he provides some new, interesting information which I will add to existing sections. I leave Bruce to relate his story:-

Chains at Penarth Dock - The story of the Macey, Mules and Wallace families and their connection to Penarth Dock.

For over 100 years, my family lived out their lives in a small area of Penarth. My mother's family (Macey and Mules) lived a couple of hundred yards north of the St Augustine’s Church (the Top Church), in Queens Road and Maughan Terrace. My father’s family (Wallace) lived a couple of hundred yards south of the Church, in Salop Street. Many family members worked in the docks. Summers were spent on the Dock Beach. None of the families rose to great riches or fame. Most were hard working people that got on with their lives and enjoyed life on the way.

The following are extracts from my family memoirs. A friend once told me that a work such as this should be seen as a beginning, rather than an end. My research therefore continues. Should anyone wish to make additional contributions, provide corrections, or point out errors, please do not hesitate to contact me. - Bruce Paul Wallace - January 2016.

There are three chains to my family:-

1) The Macey chain – a) James Macey, b) Raymond Macey.

2) The Mules chain – a) William Mules, b) Other Cornish Mules, c) William Alfred Mules, d) Ivor & Arthur Mules, e) Walter Mules.

3) The Wallace chain – a) Tommy Dodd Wallace, b) Tom Wallace, c) Brian Wallace, d) Audrey Wallace.


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