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 - Cardiff, Penarth and Environs - [vintage photo and postcard album] . . .

Cardiff Bay

A contemporary view of Cardiff Bay with dolphins intact. Dolphins were used as temporary moorings for occasions such as when waiting for the tide or perhaps the entrance lock to the dock to be clear of other shipping before entering. On the spit of land behind is the Norwegian Church; with the decline in coal exports at Cardiff the Seaman’s Mission abandoned the Church in the mid-1960's. The building was de-consecrated in 1974 and then fell into disrepair for some years. Today, (2017) it is restored and in regular public use. This is a fine photographic print from Claire Conner Photography held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [546]

 
Cardiff Docks in 1929

An aerial view of the entrance to Cardiff Docks in 1929 bought as a print for the Penarth Dock Collection [001] but I believe credit should be given to Aerofilms Limited. [545] Note the swing bridges over the sea-locks which were apparently an idea copied from the Penarth Dock lock swing bridge situated 'twixt basin and dock. Also note the gridiron, visible in the mud left to the left of the dock offices - see the view below of the silted-up gridiron which was probably taken in the 1950's. The proximity to Penarth Head in the background is clear being only about one mile distant as the seagull flies! [000] [002]

Gridiron Cardiff
 
The Docks, Cardiff c.1910

The Docks, Cardiff c.1910. A Warwick Series postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001]

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