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

Volume Nine - Pre-Victorian to the present day - even more aspects - Swing Bridge Connections : Penarth Dock, River Taff and Glamorganshire Canal . . .

c.1866 - Another photograph of the River Taff Swing Bridge under construction
c.1866 - Another photograph of the River Taff Swing Bridge under construction whilst children pose on the river banks at the Grange side of the river. The photograph appears within the fine book by Dan O'Neil entitled 'Tiger Bay and the Docks' although he incorrectly implies that the photograph is of the Clarence Road Swing Bridge under construction nearly 30 years later. The River Taff swing bridge of the mid-1860's is not a well known feature of Cardiff and Penarth history probably because it undoubtedly became a rather large embarrassment to the TVR. [619] [20171221]
 
c.1866 - Another photograph of the River Taff Swing Bridge under construction

Children pose with fascination as the photographer takes his picture. 'Don't move' he says firmly as he commences the exposure time. I always wonder, when looking at these historic images, who these mites were and what became of them. Are any of them my forebears? I did have an aunt and uncle living in Grangetown and used to visit them quite often so I have fond memories of the area. [619] [20171221]

 
c.1866 - Another photograph of the River Taff Swing Bridge under construction
The fine masonry plinths of the swing bridge over the river Taff nearby its mouth are almost ready to accept the ironwork bridge which at this time was under construction at the works of C. de Bergue & Company at their Wauntreda Works near Whitchurch. [619] [20171221]
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