Swansea and Port Talbot Docks History

About the Site

This website is the brainchild of Ivor Lewis, who retired from his post as Electrical Supervisor at the Docks in 1999. Susequently Ivor organised a monthly get together of retired docks employees, who would assemble for a visit to a place of interest followed by lunch at a local hostelry. In order to maintain a record of these visits, Ivor created the retired employees website. Soon, however, more and more material relating to the docks was donated, and the site has become transformed into what you see today.

Members of the original retired 'gang' in its early years include Graham Green, Electrical Engineer, Viv Howells, Brian Davies, Mechanical Supervisors, Ian Rogerson, Estates Manager, who is responsible for most of the written content of the site, Terry Duff, Civil Engineer, Peter Lodwig, Electrician and Jeff Manning, Planning Engineer/Operations Manager.

Some of the destinations for our group visits have included Big Pit, Millenium Stadium and the Fords factory. The sporting skills of our members has often been showcased with games of golf, bowls, snooker and tenpin bowling. Photographs of these activities can be found elsewhere in the site.

Since his retirement, Ivor has also been responsible for organising an annual Christmas lunch for both past and present employees. Again, photographs of these events are included in the site.

Viv, Ivor, Peter, Graham and Brian at Cefn Coed