The Zeta: North Dock

The Zeta was a three masted Barque commissioned by Lord Henry Bath of  Longland’s Swansea and was the pride of his copper barque fleet. The Zeta was the first merchant ship to navigate the Straights of Magellan to Chile, avoiding the treacherous Cape Horn. ...

The North Dock Bridges circa 1900

During the 19th century, Swansea had three major railway stations: the G.W.R High Street, the L.M.S Victoria Station and the L.M.S and VI at the Midland Station, St Thomas.  Yn ystod y 19eg ganrif, roedd gan Abertawe dair gorsaf reilffordd fawr: Stryd Fawr y GWR,...

South Dock Swansea 1880

South Dock Swansea was opened to shipping in 1859. It was used for goods such as timber, building materials and food imports such as bananas.  Agorwyd Doc Deheuol Abertawe i longau ym 1859. Fe’i defnyddiwyd ar gyfer nwyddau fel pren, deunyddiau adeiladu a...

Landore Viaduct circa 1885

The Landore Viaduct opened in 1850 as part of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway. It crossed over the River Tawe, Swansea Canal, Death Road and the Swansea Vale railway line. The original old wooden structure was replaced with a wrought iron...