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Mrs WM Blackburn

(Photo and text from "Who's Who In Newport" 1920.) Blackburn, Mrs. W. M. (nee Ada Tovey) was born in Bristol in 1872, and was educated locally. Her grandfather was the first to cultivate fuschias in this country, and was the pioneer in the introdu...

William Miles Blackburn, Mayor of Newport 1909 - 1910

(Photo and text from "Who's Who In Newport" 1920.) Blackburn, William Miles was born at Bassaleg, Mon., in 1854. He is the son of Mr. Edward James Blackburn, and in 1S75 commenced business on his own account as a builder and contractor. He has car...

William John Townsend Collins

(Photo and text from "Who's Who In Newport" 1920.) Collins, William John Townsend born Stratford-on-Avon, 23rd July, 1868, was educated locally, and, after leaving school, received his early journalistic training on the Herald. Played Rugby footba...

The Lyceum Theatre Newport Mon.

WW&C (Williams & Curnuck) postcard. Postmarked 1908. From the private collection of Anthony Halse.

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

The Lyceum Theatre Bridge Street Newport Mon

Early 1900s photo from a private collection.

Malpas Road

WWC (Williams & Curnuck) postcard. Postmarked 1907. Tram 10 heading towards the terminus at Kimberley Park. Nice view of the 'tower wagon' used for accessing the high wires. To the right is Brynglas Road, and the Lyceum Tavern can just be se...

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...