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St. Joseph's Convent, Newport, Mon.

Numbers 81 to 89 Stow Hill - near the top, on the left going up. Nowadays the road level has been lowered resulting in the pavement being elevated. The premises was also a boarding and day school. Below is some information about the Sisters of Sai...

Reverend James Francis Vicar of St Paul's Church Newport 1836 - 1843

Text and image from "St. Paul's Parish Newport" by Rev. T. Parry Pryce, 1936. On the 30th November, 1939, the Reverend James Francis formerly Curate of the Church (St. Paul's) from the date of its consecration was appointed its first Vicar. In th...

Reverend John Tinson Wrenford Vicar Of St. Paul's Church Newport 1855 - 1904

Text and image from "St. Paul's Parish Newport" by Rev. T. Parry Pryce, 1936. On January 29th, 1855, the Rev. John Tinson Wrenford, M.A., was instituted to the Benefice of St. Paul's. On January 22nd he received from the Lord Bishop of Llandaff...

View Over Newport From The Fields Road Area c1900

From a private collection. Town hall to the left, St Woolos Church to the right. See two other views from the possibly the same location (link below).

The Great Fire At Newport, 1907

WWC postcard. Unfortunately the message on the back - as usual - makes no mention to the photo on the front! So several methods were tried before we tracked down information about the fire. In summary: Location: 3, Commercial Road. Date: Sunda...

Mayoral Parade, Stow Hill

Postcard - no maker's name.

Class Photo, St Woolos School, Around 1930

This photo was kindly sent to us by David Loveridge whose father, Reginald Loveridge, is standing in the back row last on the right.

Peter Brute - Newport's Body Builder

Jill Snowden sent us these photos of her father, Peter Brute. He was born in Newport in 1914 and became a well known local personality. Along with the photos Jill sent some press cuttings, and here is a section of one of them: One Saturday ni...

St. Mary's Church, Stow Hill

Postcard view - St. Marie's Catholic Church, Stow Hill The cameraman appears to have been standing in Waters Lane opposite the church.

York Place

Photo kindly sent to us by Stuart Jones. Probably 1970s.