This website has been created by a group of local ex-docks employees with a view to providing a glimpse into the activities at Swansea & Port Talbot Docks in days gone by. Many contributors have sent us information and photographs over the years, and to these individuals we are extremely grateful. As well as an extensive selection of photographs, the website incorporates many articles on the history, development and trade of the ports of Swansea and Port Talbot, and all this information can be accessed from the menu buttons below. We hope you will enjoy browsing through the many and varied topics the site has to offer.
For a more complete breakdown of our subject matter, visit the CONTENTS page.
Sad news for all those lucky enough to know him, Ivor Lewis passed away on 25th June 2023. Ivor worked tirelessly to create this website, and was rightly proud of his achievement.
Latest updates/additions to site (Links to the relevant sections can be found in the 'Contents' page):
Ivor Lewis (Ex. Elec. Supervisor) - The Life and Times of Ivor Taliesin Lewis (in PDF form). This is a 'Must Read'!! - 23rd April 2022.
Viv Howells (Ex. Mech. Supervisor) - My Working Life at Swansea Docks 1953-1997 (in PDF form). Another 'Must Read'!! - 1st March 2022.
George Jones and Engineering staff - 6th March 2021
Swansea Dockmasters 1913 - 17th Feb 2021
Prince of Wales Dock opening, commemorative medal -18th Nov 2020
Alexandra's Diesel Tugs -18th Nov 2020
Alexandra's Steam Tugs -14th Nov 2020
Hydraulic Power Stations -29th Oct 2020
Impounding Stations -6th Oct 2020
Shipping, Sand Dredgers -30th Sept 2020
Old Dock Images - 26th Sept 2020
Shipping, Tankers - 18th Sept 2020
Aerial Images, Swansea - 28th Aug 2020
Note - The 'Contents' page has a much more comprehensive and easy to use layout of the subject matter, or you could use the search box on this page.
Should you prefer to browse the site in its previous format you can do so via the LINKS page