Time and Tide
Richard Blakemore was one of people who opposed the first Bute Dock Bill, the 1830 Bute Ship Canal Bill. He petitioned Parliament for the opportunity to give evidence to the Opposed Bill Committee.
One of the witnesses giving evidence was Edward Priest Richards, agent to the Marquis of Bute.
Baroness Windsor, head of the wealthy landowning Windsor-Clive family, petitioned against a number of the Bute Docks bills.
The passage of private bills enabled much of the infrastructure of the nineteenth and twentieth century's to be built, and the Bute Docks was no exception. Find out more about the Parliamentary process involved, and why people from Cardiff were travellin
David Morse was a pilot at Cardiff Docks. He gave evidence to the Opposed Bill Committees for the 1864 and 1866 Bute Docks Bills.