Welsh Ports

Introduction

This page includes the postcards showing Welsh ports in Geoff Topp's collection. Other than re-organisation, and the addition of notes, the content is the same as when published on the Merchantnavyofficers.com website.

Aberayron

Aberayron
several steam vessels in Aberayron harbour in approximately 1903. The town is now known as Aberaeron.

Aberdovey

Aberdovey
Several sailing vessels in Aberdovey harbour in approximately 1903.

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Mons
Mons leaving Aberystwyth. The date is believed to be around 1925.

Amlwch

Amlwch
Sailing ships anchored in Amlwch harbour. The date is not known.
Amlwch
Sailing ships anchored in Amlwch harbour. The date is not known.
Amlwch
Ships anchored in Amlwch harbour. The date is not known.
Amlwch
Ships anchored in Amlwch harbour. The date is not known.
Amlwch
A mixture of sailing vessels in Amlwch harbour. The postcard is dated 1904 but the picture is probably earlier; photos used on postcards were typically in use for many years.
Amlwch
a mixture of sailing vessels in Amlwch harbour. It is believed to be from about 1910.

Barry Docks

Barry Docks
A view of Barry Docks believed to be from about 1913.

Caernarvon

Caernarvon
View across Caernarvon harbour looking towards the castle. The date is unknown.
Caernarvon
View of the Slate Quay at Caernarvon believed to be from about 1907.
Caernarvon
View across Caernarvon harbour looking towards the castle believed to date from about 1918.

Cardiff

Cardiff
Paddle steamer Ravenswood at Cardiff. The date is not known.

Note: Ravenswood was launched in 1891 and originally had two funnels. She had her engine and boilers replaced by Barclay Curle & Co. in 1909 after which she had just one funnel. She was used as a minesweeper in WW1, served as an anti-aircraft vessel in WW2 and was finally scrapped in 1955 after failing a safety survey.

Cardiff
Sailing vessels moored at Cardiff. The date is not known.

Cemaes

Cemaes
View across Cemaes harbour believed to date from around 1904.

Connah's Quay

Connah's Quay
View showing the wharf at Connah's Quay and the River Dee. The date is unknown.

Conway

Note: This beautiful town on the north coast of Wales is now known as Conwy.

Conway
View across the harbour from Conway Castle and is believed to be from about 1905. The famous city wall can just about be made out behind the houses and going down to the harbour near the centre of the image.
Conway
A general view of the estuary at Conway taken from above Conway Castle. The date is unknown. You can clearly see Robert Stephenson's hideous railway bridge that was opened in 1849; it is still in use.
Conway
Conway harbour covered in snow with a rowing boat and sailing ship in view. The date is unknown.
Conway
Conway harbour with the Trefriw riverboat. The date is unknown. Trefriw is located several miles up the River Conway and in the 19th Century was the largest inland port in Wales. The quay at Trefriw was used to transport grain, wook, hike, oak, timber and metals as well as slate.

Holyhead

Holyhead
View across the inner harbour at Holyhead believed to be from about 1925.
Holyhead
Cambria in the inner harbour at Holyhead. This is likely to be the 4,972 GRT ferry completed in 1949 by Harland & Wolff for the British Transport Commission.
Holyhead
Conway harbour covered in snow with a rowing boat and sailing ship in view. The date is unknown.
Holyhead
The outer harbour at Holyhead around 1960.

Llanddulas

Quarrying at Llandulas was first documented in 1696 but is likely to have taken place from much earlier times. Stone would be loaded by hand onto beached barges and boats. A wooden jetty was built in 1822

Llanddulas
View across the Llandulas Quarry Jetty. In fact there are three jetties visible in this photo belonging to different quarrying companies. The date is unknown.
Llanddulas
Llanddulas Quarry Jetty from the beach.

Newport

Newport
Steamships moored in Alexandra Dock Newport. The date is not known.
Newport
Steamships moored in Alexandra Dock Newport. The date is not known.
Newport
Steamships in Alexandra Dock Newport and is believed to be from about 1905.

Penarth

Penarth
Ships anchored off Alexandra Park at Penarth. The date is not known.

Penmaenmawr

Penmaenmawr
Small vessels off the jetty at Penmaenmawr quarry looking from the West. The date is not known.
Penmaenmawr
View of the Penmaenmawr quarry jetties looking from the East. The railway line along the coast approaches the Menai Straits and Anglesey is visible in the distance. The date is not known.
Penmaenmawr
The harbour at Portmadoc and is believed to date from 1903.

Portmadoc

Portmadoc
Small vessels off the jetty at Penmaenmawr quarry looking from the West. The date is not known.

Rhyll

Rhyll
The approach to Foryd harbour at Rhyll and is believed to date from about 1930. People can be seen swimming in the sea and it looks like the boat in the centre is picking up holidaymakers for pleasure trips - possibly to Anglesey.
Rhyll
Rhyll Harbour believed to date from about 1907.
Rhyll
Foryd harbour at Rhyll - believed to date from about 1930.

Swansea Dock

Swansea Dock
Swansea Dock - believed to date from about 1913.
Swansea Dock
Swansea Dock - believed to date from about 1905.
Swansea Dock
Swansea South Dock - believed to date from about 1901.