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George Frederick Lovell

(Photo and text from "Who's Who In Newport" 1920.) Lovell, George Frederick was born at Abergavenny in 1862. At the age of 15 years started to learn the confectionery trade in Newport. Commenced business for himself about 36 years ago at 125 Comme...

Frederick Walter Shepherd

Shepherd, Frederick Walter son of Mrs. A. Shepherd and the late Mr. Moses Shepherd, was born at Bristol, and educated at the Newport Intermediate School. In 1904 he joined the old established business of house painters and decorators, of which his fa...

The Westgate, Newport Mon.

Excel Series postcard 10A. Fine view of tram 55, tram 11 and a motor bus on the number 3 route to Malpas. Notice the car weaving between the trams. From the private collection of Anthony Halse.

Westgate, Newport, Mon.

Postcard view, postmarked 1927. From the private collection of Anthony Halse.

Lower Commercial Street, Newport, Mon.

Valentine Phototype postcard H5027. From the private collection of Tony Halse.

Newport Photographers - Villiers

We have done some research into the photographers Villiers. The first mention we can find of George Villiers is in the 1851 Census. George, born 1826 in Edinburgh, was living in Norwich with his wife, Adelaide and two young sons George and Alexand...

The Great Central Hall, Commercial Street

Postcard - photo by Ballard, Stow Hill

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...

Birds-Eye View Of Newport

Looking North-West, taken from the clock tower of the Town Hall. Photo by A&G Taylor. Source: Historic Newport by James Matthews, 1910

Wesleyan Chapel, Commercial Street, Newport.

A print. From 'Historic Newport' by James Matthews, 1910. This chapel was the first building erected in the new 50 ft. wide Commercial Street in 1808. According to James Matthews (Historic Newport, 1910) "it was for a long period afterwards consid...