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 . . .

The Law Courts, Cardiff - c.1905.
M.J.R.-B.7699

The Law Courts, Cardiff - c.1905 - Another of Martin J. Ridley's photographic records of South Wales. The Law Courts at Cathays Park were built with crisp white Portland Stone facings during the period 1901-1904. Martin Ridley must have made this photographic heritage record shortly after its opening and whilst it still gleams brilliantly. The interior is just as impressive, or so I am told, not having ever had to be summoned to the interior to see for myself . . . yet!!

The links to the coal trade and the wealth engendered in the Cardiff, Penarth and Barry district is well illustrated by this fine building and those of the remainder of the Cardiff Civic Centre. This heritage postcard is held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [M.J.R.-B.7699] [20200118]

 
A photograph of the interior of the Cardiff Law Courts Hall taken during April 2015 and held within a collection of Investigators' Digital Photography by Coflein.

A photograph of the interior of the Cardiff Law Courts Hall taken during April 2015 and held within a collection of Investigators' Digital Photography by Coflein. [Catalogue Number : C605228] [071] [20200118]

 
Bird's Eye View of Cathays Park When Completed
Bird's Eye View of Cathays Park When Completed - which shows the location of the Law Courts, City Hall and National Museum buildings. The University College sits well at the mid right. The intention was to place the grandiose Welsh Houses of Parliament building to the rear of the Public Gardens. The engraving dates from just prior to WWI. [000] [002] [20200206]
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