Newport Past
Bob Trett
Caerleon History Tours
31 Goldcroft Common
Newport South Wales NP18 1NG
telephone: +44 (0) 1633 423414
answerphone/fax: +44 (0) 1633 423452

Bob Trett

Bob Trett has had a long career in museums. He was Curator at Chertsey Museum, then at King's Lynn Museum, and was Museum Officer at Newport Museum and Art Gallery until he retired. Since then he has been actively involved in local archaeology and history.

He has been Chairman of the Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, and Vice Chairman of the Gwent Wildlife Trust.

His current projects include the study of Historic Caerleon and the History of the Newport Mediaeval Ship.

He has frequently been interviewed on radio and television, including appearing on the BBC series The House Detectives and Timewatch.

He undertakes tours and talks, and has written many historical and archaeological papers. His current lecture programme includes:

A History of Caerleon;
Early Excavations at Caerwent;
The Newport Mediaeval Ship;
A tour round Historic Newport;
A history of Inn Signs;
Frederick Savage and Early Fairgrounds;
The Good the Bad and the Ugly. Medieval images on church benches;
An Historical and Archaeological Survey of the reserves of the Gwent WildlifeTrust.

He gives guided walks around Caerleon and other heritage sites and can offer tours to suit all groups (including schools). These include the Roman Barracks, the Amphitheatre and Fortress Baths in Caerleon, Roman Caerwent, Iron Age hillforts, and Medieval Castles and Monasteries in Gwent.

For more information visit Bob Trett's website.