Sub­way un­der the Ely River

South Wales Echo - - NEWS -

A work­man poses for the cam­era with the Great­head Shield – which was used in the con­struc­tion of the sub­way un­der the Ely.

Work started on its con­struc­tion in 1899 and it was com­pleted in 1900.

When Cardiff and Pe­narth docks were thriv­ing, the tun­nel gave dock­ers a short­cut be­tween the two ar­eas for decades.

A toll keeper – who col­lected a penny from pedes­tri­ans, two-pence for a bi­cy­cle and fourpence for a pram – was last em­ployed there in 1937.

Both en­trances were fi­nally bricked up in 1965.

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