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Machine Works On The River Usk In Newport - German Aerial View 1941

Page 30 of a book of aerial views of South Wales 1941. Prepared for German bombing missions or invasion. The book contained four views of Newport: Alexandra South Dock Iron and Steel Works on the River Usk Aluminium Works on the River Usk Machi...

Constable C. H. Cook, G.M. and Constable E. Wetter, O.B.E.

Constables Cook and Wetter were awarded for gallantry for their efforts to rescue people trapped in the Alexandra Dock Hotel after it received a direct hit from a high explosive bomb on October 9th 1940. (Photos from "Through Seven Reigns, A Histo...

The Alexandra Dock Hotel After Being Struck By A Bomb In 1940

(Text and Photo from "Through Seven Reigns, A History Of The Newport Police Force 1836 - 1959.") THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939 - 1945 August, 1939, saw the police force energetically preparing to meet the threat of the second world war, which brok...

Whit Monday Procession Newport Mon

Postcard - maker unknown. St Mary Street Baptist Sunday School in the Whit Monday Procession during the First World War.

German Liner Belgia Prize of War at Newport Mon 8.4.1914

Postcard - H Martell Newport Mon Embossed.

Wartime Presentation by Newport Fire Service To Woolaston House

Jennifer Banks kindly sent us this photograph. Her father, Harry Knight, is standing to the left of the bookcase (as we look at it). He was a member of Newport Fire Service (NFS) during the Second World War. The picture had remained in its original f...

Newport Fireman Harry Knight And AFS Newport Fire Engine

Photo kindly sent to us by Jennifer Banks. It shows her father, Harry Knight, standing proudly in front of his fire engine. Harry Knight served with the fire service during the second World War, he was stationed at Hornby House Newport.

Members Of Newport Fire Service With Fire Trailor Pump

Fireman Harry Knight and other members of Newport Fire service standing by fire fighting equipment. Some time around the early 1940s. Photo kindly sent to us by Jennifer Banks, daughter of Harry Knight. If you can name any other people in the p...

H2 Ward Newport Mon Handmade World War 1 Postcard D Storar 1917

This postcard has been delicately painted and the photos of eight men have been inset in a pleasing symmetrical arrangement. The name D. Storar and the date 1917 are written in the bottom right corner. These could be wounded servicemen who have...

Old Motorbus

Notice that the lady (right) is dressed in the uniform of the First World War 'clippies', the female conductresses recruited to take the place of men who had been called to the colours. This suggests therefore a date of around 1915/16. The bus itself...