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Newport – Sketches of Old Newport

At the monthly meeting at the Civic Centre, Newport on Wednesday  30th August, we had a new speaker. Margaret Hall (a Newport girl) gave us a talk showing sketches drawn by her father in the 1960’s and 70’s.Many of the houses and buildings have now been demolished, and recognition brought many Oh’s and Ah’s from those present. We travelled from Caerleon Road over Newport bridge with the shops on the far side and into town, down through Commercial Street and Commercial Road. In all there must have been 40-50 sketches and drawings. There were many groans and comments of “it should never have been demolished” when a sketch of the old Town Hall was shown!! This was a very enjoyable evening down memory lane.


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