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 - Even more aspects - More Moments Captured in Time . . .

• The Pier, Penarth - A Francis Firth & Company postcard posted during September 1960. The writer says that she came across for the day on the Aust Ferry and it was great fun but the crossing was rather choppy! We  have to remember that this postcard predates the first road bridge over the Severn by six years and in those days it was either a long trip via the congested 'A' roads or take the ferry service which crossed almost at the same location of the new bridge. Alternatively, you could take the train through the Severn Tunnel. A postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [202000130]

The Aust Ferry and Severn Bridge..

• The Aust Ferry and Severn Bridge - It was the norm to be prepared for a long queue awaiting your turn to cross using the ferry. This photograph dates from c.1964-5 as the bridge was opened by H.M. during September 1966. The original Severn Bridge consisted of four structures viz. the River Wye Bridge, Beachley Viaduct, the Severn suspension Bridge, and the Aust Viaduct. The toll for cars when the crossing was first opened was 2s. 6d. (12.5p)! [000] [002] [20200130]

 
Pier from Windsor Gardens, Penarth.

• Pier from Windsor Gardens, Penarth. - A postcard from the Noah's Ark, Penarth, the business of Mr. H. Woodward whom had premises at No. 6 Windsor Road which was posted during September 1916. Note the bijou pavilion at the end of the pier. The twin funnel paddle steamer is probably the 'Ravenswood' of the White Funnel Fleet of P. & A. Campbell, hence the funnels are hand-tinted incorrectly and should be gleaming white as was the Company policy. Another heritage postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [202000130]

 
The Pier from Windsor Gardens, Penarth.
• The Pier from Windsor Gardens, Penarth. - A Kingsway Real Photo Series postcard which was posted to an address in Weston-super-Mare during December 1909, with the message : 'Wishing you the happiest New Year'. The photograph captures the arrival of another single funnel paddle steamer which I am unable to identify but clearly she is in the White Funnel Fleet livery. In the deep water beyond, a large steamer is under tow into Bute Docks or the Penarth Dock, and the Pilot's boat is close-by awaiting the channel pilot's release from duty as he docks the vessel and then heads back down channel for his next assignment. Another heritage postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [202000130]
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