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 Construction of Docks at Barry, Glamorgan.

• The Construction of Docks at Barry, Glamorgan - 'The construction of No.1 dock at Barry began in November 1884. Two dams were made to drain a large area of the Sound between Barry Island and the mainland, so that work could go on without hindrance from the tides'. Photograph published by Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff - No. 2. [599] The postcard is from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20200201]

 
No. 1 Dock, Barry - Under construction in the years 1884-89.

• No. 1 Dock, Barry - Under construction in the years 1884-89, showing the coal tips along the northern quayside. Hodges Engineering and Fownes Forge, part of the Penarth Dock Engineering Company is at the far end of the quay. I spent three years of my apprentice ship sitting most lunchtimes on one of the stone plinths watching the fish in the dock! An albumen print from a photograph album with 16 photographs showing views of the construction and opening of Barry Dock, 1884-89. [National Museum of Wales Item No: 92.95I] [629] [20200201]

 
No. 1 Dock, Barry.

• No. 1 Dock, Barry - Under construction in the years 1884-89, showing a coal tip in the course of erection. The steel framework is of riveted construction and now awaits the installation of the main cradle, hydraulic cylinders, controls, cranage and ancillary equipment. At Barry there were many miles of hydraulic pipework connecting all tips, bridges, cranes and dock gates. An albumen print from a photograph album with 16 photographs showing views of the construction and opening of Barry Dock, 1884-89. [National Museum of Wales Item No: 92.95I] [629] [20200201]

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