FROM the Archive this week features a postcard of the low water entrance in Barry Dock.

Barry was so proud of its' dock facilities that postcards were often produced showing off some of the more technical aspects.

This hand tinted postcard was produced around the time the dock was visited by 35 Belgian mining engineers in 1904.

A saloon carriage was made available for the Belgian visitors and they were shown around the extensive dock facilities by dockmaster captain R. Davies and Mr. W. Waddell resident engineer.


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They were greatly impressed by the immense facilities and were taken around the deep water lock, transit warehouses and hydraulic houses.

The party was then entertained to afternoon tea in the Dock Offices and returned to Cardiff by rail.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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