TRAVEL IN WALES (continued)

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Coaches
Carriers
Post Office

Stage Coaches

To London
The Royal Mail (from Milford) calls at the Ship & Castle,
every morning at 5; goes through Cardiff (over the new passage) and Bristol.

To Brecon
The Imperial (from Swansea) calls at the Ship & Castle every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning at 8, during the summer goes through the Vale of Neath and Methyr Tydful.


To Gloucester
The Regulator (from Swansea) calls at the Ship & Castle every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 7, from March to October, and at 4 in the morning of the same days during the other months, goes through Cardiff, Newport & Chepstow where it branches to Bristol.

To Methyr Tydful
The General Picton (from Swansea) calls at the Ship & Castle,
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at 3.30 during the summer.

To Milford
The Royal Mail (from London) calls at the Ship & Castle, every evening at 7; goes through Swansea, Carmarthen and Havorfordwest.

To Swansea
The Regulator (from Gloucester) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night at 7.30- the General Picton (from Methyr) same mornings at 10.30 in the summer- and the Imperial (from Brecon) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 4 during the summer.


Carriers


To Methyr Tydful
Benjamin Davies from Cadoxton, every Friday.

To Swansea
Benjamin Davies from Cadoxton every Wednesday.
Conveyance By Water
To Swansea
The Neath and Swansea Canal company's Packet Boat, with goods and passengers every morning at 9.
Coasting Traders
To Bristol
The Fonman Castle, Joshua Morris master ;
The Neath Trader, Griffith Rees;
The Sophia, Robert Davies master.

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Post Office
Wind Street, William Howell Post Master (and Stamp Distributor)
Letters from all parts arrive every evening at 7.15 and are dispatched every morning at 5.15.
Thus thrived the small township of Neath, dated from Roman times, with its abbey now in ruins. A representative element of Welsh life of the 1830s. Not to be compared with the dirt and corruption that surrounded the Cyfarthfa iron works or other industrial sites in Merthyr.

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