Introduction

Learn about the history of Cardiff Docks, and the role that Parliament played in its development.

About the Glamorgan case study

This case study looks as the building and development of Cardiff Docks, including the role of Parliament and local people, and the impact this had on the local area and community.

Meet the groups

Participants in Time and Tide included members of Grangetown Local History Society and children from Mount Stuart Primary School, in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff Docks

Cardiff has been a port for many hundreds of years, but it was not until the nineteenth century that it began to enjoy a large quantity of trade.

The Bute Estate

The Bute estate included huge swathes of land in Glamorgan, much of it in the South Wales coalfield.