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Port Talbot Dock 1900s.
 

The Dock Hotel.


View of Port Talbot Dock in the 1900s


Port Talbot Dock in the 1900s slightly different view from the one above.
 

Port Talbot Dock early 1900s
 

The coal loading hoists at Port Talbot Dock in the 1930s.


Port Talbot Dock in the 1950s.




The two photos above are of Port Talbot Dock office staff in the 1960s

includes Cliff Harrison, Bill Lowry, John Edwards, Ron Warner,Idwal H Thomas Tom Jackson, Gerald  Alan Davies & Gerald Sanson.

Group includes Cliff Harrison, Bill Lowry, Sydney Evans (Dock Manager), John Edwards, Tom Jackson, George Elford, Idwal H Thomas Alan Davies & Gerald Sanson.


Ore Transporters in Port Talbot Dock


Port Talbot Dock showing ship in Dry Dock taken in 1966 during the seaman's strike.


50 ton floating crane unloading part of the new Bessemer Plant from the hold of the mv Milo in July 1958.


The Ore Carrier Ravensworth sent in by Martyn Thomas who sailed from Port Talbot on her in 1966.


The 5 photos below were taken on Boxing Day 1963 by Christopher Lewis, his uncle was the Lock Gate Man Evan James Davies.
We thank Christopher for sending us the photos

The Wellpark waiting for a level to enter the Dock.


Jim taking the wire rope off the bollard


Jim Davies is on the right. in the background the Wellpark is just clearing the locks.
On the left isThe Tug Talbot Does anyone know the name of the other Lock Gate Man?.

Jim locking in the tug Gower.
Tug Gower waiting for the inner gates to open.

Wellpark entering the lock at Port Talbot after discharging iron ore. She was built by Austin & Pickersgill Ltd at
Sunderland and completed on the 29th of May 1958. Built as the mv Needles for Clyde Shipping Co Ltd
and was sold to Denholm Line Steamers Ltd in February 1960 and renamed the mv Wellpark
She was scrapped at Faslane on the 12th February 1973

Many thanks to Henryk Jarzebek for the above information on the mv Wellpark


The mv Wellpark a tight fit in Port Talbot Locks


Sea Cadets boats in the old lock.


Oreosa entering the lock.


Senang in the locks.


Saggat on ore berth in Port Talbot Dock.

 
Gower
Cambrian


John Lewis with members of Port Talbot Boat Club.


Aberavon dressed overall for the opening of Port Talbot Harbour.


Navy Boat entering the Locks at Port Talbot Docks.
 

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