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The Parrot Hotel, Commercial Street

Later the Talbot Hotel was built on this site. (Image from "Through Seven Reigns - A History Of Newport Police Force 1836 - 1959")

Charles Street Early 1900s

Postcard - maker unknown. Looking from Commercial Street up to Stow Hill. On the left the Talbot Hotel then the Empire, on the right Reynolds house furnishers and drapers. (Photo from a private collection) Listing from Johns 1911 directory: ...

Commercial Street Newport Mon

Postcard - Valentine's series 54741. Postmarked 1909.

Sir Thomas Edward Watson Bart.

(Photo and text from "Who's Who In Newport" 1920.) Watson, Sir Thomas Edward Bart. who has been connected with the port of Newport for more than 40 years, was born 1st January, 1851, and is the eldest son of the late Edward Watson, West Hartlepool...

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery Visits Newport.

On Saturday September 29th 1945 'Monty' visited Newport and was made the 11th Freeman of the town. This photo was taken in Commercial Street. Newport's Mayor, George Armstead, met Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at the railway station and walked wit...