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 . . .

• Cardiff Road, Dinas Powis - A postcard view looking towards Cardiff with a private school named St. Winifred's at the junction of Elm Grove Road. During WWI it had been a Red Cross Hospital. I recall that it was known as The Institute when I lived in Murch Road and that there were nuns living there. Does anyone remember more?

On the opposite side of Elm Grove Road is a house which became a grocery and newsagent and where I used to often walk with my lovely Mum to buy the lovely freshly-baked, crusty, bread. As soon as we arrived home I'd cut the crusty corners off the loaf, apply a liberal coating of New Zealand butter from the Co-op, and sit and munch away at the long triangular delicacy! The rest of the family had to make do with octagonal bread slices!

The postcard has not been posted hence it is a little difficult to provide an accurate date, but, I suppose that it must have been during to 1920's or 1930's.

Another heritage postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20200208]

 
• Dinas Powis, General View - A postcard view taken from the Cross-common quarry and looking over the Cardiff Road and the Barry Railway.
Dinas Powis, General View.
Dinas Powis, General View.

• Dinas Powis, General View - A postcard view taken from perhaps the Cross-common quarry and looking over the Cardiff Road and the Barry Railway. The development of Dinas Powis was due to the opening of the railway during 1888 and many fine house were built.

In the lower enlargement The Institute building may be seen at the corner of Elm Grove Road. In the distance is the Pen-y-Turnpike road and the castle may just be made out in the trees.

The postcard was sent from Dinas Powis to an address in Austria during August 1949 and is written in German to Miss Magda Schmidl. The postage was a 2d. (i.e. less than 1p).

Another heritage postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20200208]

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