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 - The Work of Martin J. Ridley - Photographer . . .

Penarth Dock & Dock Station.

◊ Penarth Dock & Dock Station - A badly hand-tinted postcard attributed to Martin J. Ridley photographer. He is known to have used a tinting process which was probably produced in Germany for his later postcards. This suggests that the above is an early postcard production. I therefore estimate that this photograph was taken after 1901 and prior to 1904 given my knowledge of the coal tip replacement program. The dock is busy and vessels await in Penarth Roads. A fine heritage postcard record held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [001]  [M.J.R.B.8368]

Penarth Dock c.1905
Penarth Dock c.1905
Penarth Dock c.1905

Penarth Dock & Dock Station - In December 2018, David Ings the author of a number of fine books on the subject of local history, kindly sent me a scan of the original photograph / postcard which was taken between 1901 and 1904 by Martin J. Ridley. It provides a much crisper view of the extent of activity at the dock, the River Ely and the Penarth Roads. Coal trucks from the Great Western and Tredegar Collieries are visible and the group of boys stand on the bench and peer over the wall toward the Penarth Dock Station and the activity beyond. [665] [20181221] [M.J.R.B.8368]

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