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The above photos show two runaway coal trucks which had toppled from No.13 Hoist during the loading of the m.v. ‘Psyche’ in June 1967. Fortunately there were no casualties.
 

The coal trimmers working in the hold of the ‘Psyche’ had a lucky escape! They are, from left to right:- Edward Bradley, Ronnie Russell, Alf Young, Charles Quick and William Cassell
 

m.v. ‘Thalia IV’ loading coal at No.15 Hoist, Kings Dock, Swansea in 1975
 

m.v. ‘Ballygarvey’, loading coal at No.15 Hoist, Kings Dock, Swansea in the early 1980’s
 

m.v. ‘Paquita’ loading the very last cargo of coal to be shipped over a coal hoist at Swansea Docks. She loaded 520 tonnes of coal for Ireland at No.12 Hoist, Kings Dock, on the 25th February 1987
 

Demolition of No.12 Coal Hoist in 1987
 

Mobile crane lifting the top section of the hoist
 

The last coal hoist to be demolished at Swansea put up a bit of a fight!
 

Photo showing the final stages of demolition
 

Coal-handling at No. 4 Quay, Kings Dock, Swansea
 

Russian ship ‘Volga 4006’ discharging coal at No. 4 Quay (c.1990)
 

Stern view of the ‘Volga 4006’ discharging coal at No. 4 Quay (c.1990)
 

Coal being loaded into waiting lorries – No. 4 Quay (c.1990)
 

Mechanical shovel stock-piling coal at No. 4 Quay
 

‘Volga 4006’ with another bulk carrier astern - No. 4 Quay (c.1990)
 

Bulk carriers discharging coal at No.4.Quay (c.1990)
 

One of the bulk-handling grabs at No. 4 Quay
 

Coal being discharged by grab from a ship’s hold - No. 4 Quay
 

Map showing the coal fields supplying the coal exported from Swansea.

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