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Cardiff Bay: The Past in the Present
Author: ed. Glenn Jordan
Publisher: Butetown History & Arts Centre
Subject: Cardiff Bay, Butetown History and Arts Centre, Guide, The Norwegian Church, The Pierhead Building
Description: Cardiff docklands has a rich and unique history - a history that began even before John, 2nf Marquis of Bute, opened the 19.5 acre West Bute Dock in 1839 and launched the Port of Cardiff on its rise to maritime greatness. By the 1890`s Cardiff was Britain`s largest coal-exporting port, with exports peaking at over 10 million tons in 1913.