HistoryPoints News

Aug 11, 2023

Cardiff steamers recalled

The disused wooden structures in the water off Mermaid Quay may be a puzzling feature for many Cardiff Bay visitors, but our new QR codes explain how crowds used to board steamers there each summer to cruise to Ilfracombe ...

and other popular places on the far side of the Bristol Channel. The terminal was so busy that the White Funnel Fleet moved its HQ there from Bristol. You can see two of the fleet's best-loved paddle steamers - the Cardiff Queen and Bristol Queen - in a fascinating aerial photo on our web page about the terminal. To view the page, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on one of the lamp-post bases near the Mount Stuart pub, or click here