Following the foundering of ‘Ceres’ off Baggy Point in 1936, my grandfather’s firm bought ‘Traly’, built in 1912 for the Irish trade, as a replacement. She traded mainly coal from Lydney and Cardiff for domestic use and also the gas works. Outward bound cargoes were often grain. However, road and rail transport led to a tailing off of work for the Westcountry ketches and she was sold in 1958. She went to Denmark where she conducted general trade in the Baltic until 1977. Her last days were spent on the Jutland Peninsular in 1991.
These are photographs collected by my grandfather and also some taken by an uncle. I can remember going aboard Traly as a youngster in the fifties.
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