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High Street Viewed From The Top Of The Westgate Hotel

Great postcard view clearly showing the tram lines. At the top, an electric tram is just coming into sight following a Rolls Royce. A sign of things to come, a motor bus can be seen centre of picture. No traffic lights, a policeman is directing the t...

The Newport Canal

Postcard view of Bridge 2 and the Gwastad or Bottom Lock. This is the section of the canal which is now adjacent to the M4 Motorway shortly after the Brynglas Tunnel on the way towards Cardiff. The date on the postcard was 1952.

Canal Locks, Newport

Postcard view, posted in 1952. This section has now been restored - a project between Newport City Council and the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust which has been funded by over a million pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund and ot...

The Bottom Of Commercial Street Around 1900

A very early postcard with a 1902 postmark. The photo was probably taken in 1899. The old wooden signpost points the way to the Alexandra Dock, and behind it the dilapidated building (97 Commercial Street) is used to advertise events in the Lyceum...

J Edwards, Family Butcher

Postcard view by JE Thomas, 8 Crescent Road, Newport, Mon. Johns's directories have a J Edwards butchers shop at 177 Corporation Road 1905 to around 1910; by 1916 Reg Edwards is running the business.

Beechwood Park, Newport

Postcard produced by "The Misses Saunders, Newport".

Little Switzerland Showing The Reservoir, Newport

An unusual view showing some of the Fourteen Locks.

High Street From The Shaftesbury Hotel, Newport

Postcard view, postmarked 6 June 1923.

Decaying Canal Barge - 1950s.

The remains of the last canal boat... When they were taking the boats down to Newport a lock gate collapsed, leaving this barge stranded. This photo was taken in the 1950s. Photo and information kindly sent to us by Dafydd Powell.

Diving Into The Canal 1897 Photo By Huxtable

This is the 'Stone' end of the section of the canal known as the 'Stone and Pad'. It was a popular area for diving, the more adventurous launching themselves from high up by the lock gates. The 'Pad' end was for learners. Photo and information kindl...