Shipowners of Cardiff - A Class by Themselves, A History of the Cardiff and Bristol Channel Incorporated Shipowners' Association
|ISBN: 9780708314333 (0708314333)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Hydref 1997 |
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, CaerdyddFformat: Clawr Caled, 117 tudalen
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|Does dim Adolygiad Cwsmer i'r teitl hwn.
Hanes cymdeithas perchenogion llongau Caerdydd o 1876 hyd heddiw. Lluniau du-a-gwyn.
A study of the Cardiff and Bristol Channel Incorporated Shipowners' Association during its distinguished history from 1865-1918, to its subsequent decline up to the present day. Black-and-white photographs.
Shipowners of Cardiff. A Class By Themselves
A History of the Cardiff and Bristol Channel Incorporated Shipowners' Association
pp xii105 inc. 46 b/w ills. 1997 hardback Out of print
This is a beautiful book to read and hold, well-written, lavishly illustrated and stylishly produced ... a study which deepens our understanding of the economic history of Wales and illuminates some important aspects of the countrys social history. (Planet)
'. . . informative and well-written history ... this study succeeds as a scholarly narrative and a popular work ... his command of his subject is evident here as he
skilfully weaves the history of the Association into that of the wider British shipping industry and of the port of Cardiff . . . Splendidly-produced, with useful appendices and a variety of interesting photographs, this book is a credit to the author and to the joint publisher.' (Welsh History Review)
'. . . an interesting case study of the growth and decline of a maritime association.'
'Seafarers should read this book ... Well-researched and attractively presented ... an entertaining account that goes beyond mere local history while it also represents an
authoritative reference work.' (Nautical Magazine)
'A well written and illustrated book, worthy of inclusion in any ship-lover's library.' (Sea Breezes)
Splendidly produced, with useful appendices and a variety of interesting photographs, this book is a credit to the author and to the joint publisher. (Welsh History Review)
Between 1790 and 1914 Cardiff was transformed from a modest borough town into one of the greatest coal-exporting ports of the world. David Jenkins's fascinating, detailed and lavishly illustrated book is a study, based on original research, of the Cardiff and Bristol Incorporated Shipowners' Association. Established in 1875 to represent the interests of Cardiff's shipowners during a period when the export of steam-coal from south Wales was booming, the Association has had a distinguished history and was for many
decades a considerable influence on the development of the British mercantile fleet.
The Association's members were, at its inception, a body of men of crucial commercial importance. Dr Jenkins discusses their successes, their policy on labour relations and their reactions to such testing events as the building of the new docks at Barry in the 1880s and the Seamen's Strike of 1911. From the 1920s onwards the Association's reports provide an often poignant comment on the long decline of a once great industry, but despite the collapse of the coal trade and the consequent near disppearance of ship-owning in Cardiff and its sister ports, it continues to function today.
David Jenkins is descended from a long line of Ceredigion seamen. He graduated in history and Welsh history at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1978 and was awarded a PhD three years later. Since 1982 he has worked at the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum and he is currently responsible for the museum's maritime collections. His publications include The Maritime Heritage of Dyfed, Shipping at
Cardiff: Photographs from the Hansen Collection, Welsh Ports of the Great Western Railway (with Peter Bennett), and The Great Western Railway in Wales: the work of the official photographer (with Gwyn Briwnant Jones). He has been Welsh representative on the National Historic Ships Committee since 1993 and is an editor of Cymru'r Môr/Maritime Wales.
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