Swansea and Port Talbot Docks History

Swansea Dockers

Michael Cratchley's grandfather on the right

Foreman William Eames on the left

1934, dockers discharging pit props from the Finnish Vessel 'Fredavore' at Swansea Docks. Amongst those identified are Frank Maloney and his father, uncle and nephew Will and Alf Thomas, Foremen Sam Davies and Ned Jenkins, an embryo Foreman "Ninny" Morris, Dai Francis, Harry Richards, Walter Russ, Frank Vickery, Will Dark, Charlie Beck, Dai Squires, Cecil Perkins, Johnnie Williams (uncle to the Cargo Operating Superintendent Sydney Osborne), Will Bowen, Teddy Morgan, Cyril Davies, Harry Vonk, Dai Bernard and Dai "Yank" Thomas

Far left, Michael Cratcheley's grandfather

Prince of Wales Dry Dock football team 1949. Back row Tommy Owen, Doug Rosser, Cyril Lamier, Emrys Crocker, Tommy Mc Pierson, John Ball and Jimmy Adams Front Row Chris ''Bucko'' Davies. ? McDonald, George Eames. Bernard Gregory and Teddy Aymes. Photo - Michael Eames

On a park bench at Mumbles, Albert Palmer (left) Shed Foreman, and Ned Lloyd, who worked in the Board of Trade Office in Pier Street. One of Ned’s tasks was to check the Plimsoll Mark on departing vessels, and would often be seen on Kings Dock Locks carrying out this task. Photo - Peter Hopkins

Group of twelve, 7th from left Raymond Kennedy, 8th from left Albert Palmer (Shed foreman).

Personnel from left to right are :- Arthur Allan, Cliff Smitham, Pete Jenkins, Billy Williams, Jack Smith, Graham Doran (foreman). Ron Evans, Billy Davies, Tommy Kennedy, and Don Lilly. Photo - Pete Jenkins

Centre, Ken Cratchley

Michael Cratchley's grandfather 3rd from right

Photo of retired Dockers taken some time in the 1960s On the top of the photo is Terry Cullen, chairman of the Dockers Club

Dockers outing circa 1958. In the background is the high level rail bridge crossing, York Street. Back row 8th from the left, Jack Lilley and 6th from the left, Jack Thomas. Front row third from the left, Bobby Thomas

Back row first left, Elwyn Thomas. Back row second right, Ken Kerslake. Photo - Russ Thomas

John Harries on the platform of No.4 crane on A shed Wharf

Sam Burrows, dock foreman

Peter Ellery, dock foreman

Jacqui Rogerson and Mike James

Alan Dicataldo and Paul Smith

On the right W Davies, Chief Docks Foreman, on the left his successor John Williams

Lesley Clarke keeping a tally on the cargo

Graham Webster and Cyril Randall on the truck

Jacqui Rogerson, Ingrid Davies

Robert Cutforth, centre

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