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Arthur Edwin Sims

(Photo and text from "Who's Who In Newport" 1920.) Sims, Arthur Edwin is a native of Newport, of whom his town has reason to be justly proud. Although engaged in a busy commercial life (being proprietor of the firm of Sims and Son, printers and st...

Alfred Gratte

(Photo and text from "Who's Who In Newport" 1920.) Gratte, Alfred was born at Plymouth in 1856, and brought to Newport when he was four months old. He is a son of the late H. J. Gratte, whose father was a Frenchman, a native of Normandy, and who h...

Thomas Morgan

Morgan, Thomas was born at Newport in 1865, and comes of good Monmouthshire stock. His father - Mr. John Thomas Morgan - who, at the time of writing, is still alive, was a native of Michaelstone-y-Vedw; and his mother was a daughter of the late Mr. J...

Newport Photographers - Dando

SUMMARY Isaac Dando was initially a plumber/painter. He later became a photographer, possibly when at Bristol in the mid 1850s or maybe at Usk in the late 1850s. Although there are many of his cabinet photos giving evidence of his involvement in pho...

Entrance To Alexandra Dock Showing Waterloo Hotel And Post Office

The end of Alexandra Road; the entrance to the Alexandra Dock is straight ahead and the Alexandra Dock Post Office to the right. The postcard, Raphael Tuck & Sons Collotype Series (Newport Mon) no. 2034, was posted February 1916. Johns 1914 New...

Commercial Road

Postcard view by WW&C. Left of picture we can see E.G. Nicholls - baker and confectioner - 72 Commercial Road. The gap in the buidings just beyond the tram is where the railway crossed Commercial Road, and to the left Frederick Street and the r...

Commercial Road

Postcard View by WW&C, postmarked 1912. On the left (beyond the second lamp post) is Albert Street, and just beyond is number 35a, Deacon F.F. - stationer, china dealer &c. Opposite Albert Street is Alma Street.

Commercial Road

Valentine's Series postcard view. Postmarked 1909.

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...

Pill Bacon Market

Postcard. Pill Bacon Market is listed in the 1925 Newport Johns' Directory but not 1923 or 1928. Situated at 70 Commercial Road, proprietor R. E. Palmer.