Re: Barry Docks, and Cardiff, the tramp steamer capital of the world.
'Why Tiger Bay’s diverse history should be celebrated in Cardiff Bay... but it's not'
The tales of its derivation are tall. Folklore gives us several versions, from the legend of the woman who used to walk around Loudoun Square with two tigers, to the Portuguese seamen who allegedly said navigating the tricky tides off Cardiff was like sailing through a bay of tigers.
There is also the more prosaic theory that its reputation as a wild and lawless port of crime, prostitution and illegal gambling earned it the once-generic term used by sailors for hedonistic stop-offs across the globe.
Those clichés may have been what discouraged the men in suits who redeveloped the Bay from preserving the Tiger. Those in Wales who never experienced its multicultural embrace first hand stigmatised it.