Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of 'rags to riches' - starting life as a deck-hand and ship's cook, he made a fortune in the shipping industry at the zenith of the Welsh coal trade.
|Publication date:||30th September 2011|
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Categories:||Maritime history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,|
David Jenkins was senior curator of the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. He has written numerous books and articles on aspects of Welsh maritime and transport history and is also a frequent broadcaster on these topics.More About David Jenkins