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 . . .

Dinas Powis, looking South from Village Green. - A postcard posted during July 1905.
Dinas Powis, looking South from Village Green. - A postcard posted during July 1905.

• Dinas Powis, looking South from Village Green. - A postcard posted during July 1905. The correspondent states : 'May is going back next week, it is time she settled down again  - she even makes me lazy, or it may be the weather!' We don't get weather like that anymore!

The ivy covered building at the right of the photograph is part the original National School built c.1858 according to Chrystal Tilney. [659]

Next, the building with the timber-framed gable end, we have the post office and newsagents shop where I used to go and collect my newspapers and do my paper round at Long Meadow. The shop is where Francis John published his own local colour postcard views using a German technique. Edward John, the estate mason, built the terrace of cottages on the square using ballast from the coal ships. I went to school in Dinas Powis, at Cadoxton and at the Barry College of Further Education with my good friend Robert John who lived in Michaelston-le-Pit ; I feel sure that he is a relative to the two John's named above.

Next is the Star Hotel where I have imbibed many pints of Brains 'Red Dragon' (otherwise known as 'RD', or simply 'dark'!) and distant is the Methodist Church where I attended Sunday school until I was about 10 years of age. To the right is the Twyn, otherwise referred to as the village green in the postcard.

I lived at Murch Road so what would I know of the village therefore, corrections are welcome, as always!

Another postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection linking the coal trade with local society. [001] [20200311]

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