Barry Docks, a port in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, opened in 1889. A massive project undertaken by Victorian engineers John Wolfe Barry, Thomas Forster Brown and Henry Marc Brunel, son of the iconic Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the docks went on to employ thousands of men and women.
By 1913 it was the biggest coal port in the world.
The image below is of the area ready for the official opening on the 18th of July, 1889.
The young Princes in Ballarat during the same 1881 visit to Victoria. X
On the 5th of July, 1881 the Princes Albert Victor and George (the future King George V of the United Kingdom) visited Bendigo in the colony of Victoria, Australia to open a fountain in honour of their mother.
Prince Albert Victor in the late 1880s.
The Alexandra Fountain, named for Alexandra of Denmark, daughter-in-law of Queen Victoria, is the second largest municipal fountain in what is now the state of Victoria.
George in 1893.
Albert died of influenza less than a decade after this Australian visit, leaving younger brother George to go on to become King in 1910.
The London and North Western Railway station in Birmingham, England was formally opened on the 1st of June, 1854.
It is seen below in an image thought to be from around 1885.
Read about the Land Rush in Oklahoma that took place on the 22nd of April, 1889 HERE.
This 1887 painting of Ukrainian Easter is by Mykola Pymonenko.
Easter in Ukraine is a very significant holiday, with celebrations stretching long before and after the traditional Easter weekend. Ukrainians take baskets to church to be blessed, loaded with traditional foods and decorated with embroidery, candles, and the world-famous pysanky, the hand-painted eggs.