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,T H U RSDA Y, SEPTEMBER 20,…

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SWANSEA ECHOES.

SOUTH WALES ENGINEERS AT BARRY.

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SOUTH WALES ENGINEERS AT BARRY. THE NEW DOCK WORKS. The great Barry Dock being now on the eve of completion, spema to posses<exceptional attractions for scientific and business men. Only about A fortnight ago a detachment of the British Association, guided by the eminent engiueer, Mr J. Wolfe Barry, made a critical survey of the masonry and appliance*. ON Wednesday the South Wales Institute of Engineers paid a. visit to the great works, and next week THE Associated Chambers of Commerce, who are to hold their annual meeting at Cardiff, will be afforded an opportunity of inspecting the vast undertaking which is just now receiving the finishing1 touches. The visit of the South WalP8 engineers being that at present under discussion, it ins to be recorded that the members of the institute, to the number of abour 250, accompanied by many ladies, proceeded to Barry on Wednes- day. Thp (Treat majority left Cardiff hy specie tram at 11 35. and after calling at S" Fagan'S for members arriving from the west, procepded to their destination, which was reached shortly before one o'clock. Luncheon was immedia t 61 Y Herved in the IMPORT warehouse, tbe wine caterer bping Mr Burkhardt, rh" popular manager of the Royai Hotel. Mr E. P. Martin, president of the S INCH Wales Institute, occupied the chair, and amongst those near him were Mr DM; ? Da,.ie8, vice-chairman of UieBarry Dock Company Mr Archibald Hood, a director Mr J. T. D. Llewelyn, Mr J. Barry, JT'„\ Luncheon over, the Chairman gave "The Health of the Barry Dock Company," in the course of which he referred to the fact that four years ago the magnificent works which the visitors were now about to inspect existed only on paper. The toast having been duly honoured, Mr David Davies, on behalf of the company, returned thanks. He said be had got a speech prepared, but after what tbe chair- man had said about keeping the speaking short, he should reserve his remarks till the opening of the dock. (Laughter.) The opening was very near, and he thought that his speech would suit the forthcoming occasion. With respect to the work which they were about to see, he would point out tha t nature herself had done a great deal. SUNE people could not understand why there was such a large premium on the Barry Dock shares, hat that was accounted for by the fact that natnre bad made them a present. He did not sup- pose that the shares would have been so high if they had bad to spend half as much again in doing tbe work. If required, they would be able to ship eight millions of tons ot coal a year. He did not expect that they would live long euough to see it some people might, but he should not. In conclusion he paid a high tribute to the staff of Mr Walker, the contractor, remarking that though an old railway man, he had never beiore seen such an excellent staff, including the engineers, as that employed upon the Barry Dock. The ladies having been toasted at the instanoe of Mr Archibald Hood, the company dispersed, intent upou inspecting the worklDŒ8. Under the guidance of Mr John Robinson, the resident engineer, and his staff, they were shown the breakwaters with an opening of 350 feet, the entrance channel 330 yarls in length, and the entrance jetties 200 feet in length. A view was also obtatned of the entrance to the basin, 80 feet wide, and provided with outlet TUNNELS for levelling down the water in the basin, whilst great intere-T appeared to TIE taken in the massive wrought iron floating gates, and the wrought iron floating caisson, which will enable any of the dock entrances to be closed at pleasure. The dock proper came in for a full share of attention, whilst the excavators at work excited considerable interest. The graving docks, timber pond, high level shipping staiths and storage sidings, as well as many other features, having been inspected, the company divided, there being alternative attractions. A number paid a visit to tbe charming sandy bay at the back of the island, aff rding a view of Treharne's Point and pier on the west, and Nell's Point on tbe east. In look- ing over the water the Flat and Staep Holms were seen in the middle of tbe channel to the S.S.E., whilst Brean Down, near Weston-super- Mare, lay to the S.E. on the opposite coast of I North Somerset. Farther continrents visited the interesting pebble beach of Portbkerry, formed of millions of rounded limestone pebbles, with a fine stretch of sand at low water. Tea was subsequently partaken of, and the company returned to Cardiff about six o'clock.

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