Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
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Above - 'Me in the driver's cab of a diesel - 1960 - the 10:15 a.m. from Dinas Powys at Cardiff General' about to depart for Treherbert or Merthyr via Pontypridd and all stations in between.

Frederick John Riden (1872-1946), on my mother’s side of the family, a boilermaker and engineer, was involved in the repair of coal wagons and then during the Great Depression of the 1930's, became an agent for engineering employment and provided insurance and benevolent services to the unemployed and their starving families. His father, with the same forenames, (1833-1912), is listed as an enginesmith of Bristol.

One generation earlier was a GWR civil engineer who worked upon the Severn Tunnel project; he nearly lost his life in one of the inundations during its construction.


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