Cardiff Bay and Docks, Wales, late 19th century

Cardiff Bay and Docks, Wales, late 19th century
2 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 17cm

Description

Engraving. The docks of the port of Cardiff were built from 1839 by the Marquis of Bute. Cardiff grew rapidly in the mid 19th century as a port for exporting coal from the South Wales coalfields. By the turn of the 20th century, Cardiff exported more coal than any other port in the world.

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