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The Newport Dock Disaster 1909

The timbers used to shore up the sides of the deep trench dug to construct the new South Lock have given way like matchsticks.

Newport Dock Disaster

Rescue workers.

Construction of the New Lock Entrance to the South Quay Alexandra Docks 1909

Here we can see the strong timbers shoring up the sides of the deep trench during construction of the new lock entrance to the South Quay of the Alexandra Docks Newport. This was to be the second largest lock in the world at that time. It was during ...

Construction of the South Quay Alexandra Docks Newport

The Newport Dock Disaster 1909

The sides of the deep trench have caved in during construction work on the new South Lock.

The Newport Dock Disaster 1909

After caving in the trench has flooded.

The Newport Dock Disaster 1909

The Newport Dock Disaster 1909

Construction of the New Lock Entrance to the South Quay Alexandra Docks 1909

Construction of the New Lock Entrance to the South Quay Alexandra Docks 1909