Memories of Bassaleg
I would just like to point out that I attended this school from 1961 to 1965 and it was a grammar school and not a secondary school as stated.
I was living at Michaelstone-y-Fedw and enrolled at Bassaleg Grammar School in 1949 having previously attended Barry County High school for about one term, The Head was a certain Rhys T Harry who used to take us occasionally in class, and he always preached "a rule" about success at cricket, whilst batting, it was, ...Read full memory
I have in my possesion a monthly magazine called 'Group News', July1951. It was printed by Whitehad Iron & Steel Co Ltd. It refers to the Annual Sports Day and Gala Day on the above date. There are pictures of the war landings, but also in the magazine there are pictures of the following people: Mr S Whiting winning the 100 yards race, M Lewis second, K Sargent third, Barbara Nethercott winning the ladies race. Also there are photographs of the following people: Patricia O'Neil, Mr and Mrs F W Holyoake (taken in Scotland), Stanley and Christopher Davies (taken in Trafalgar Square), Mr J Fitzgerald and his daughter Pearl (taken in Pill), Malcolm Lewis winning the 440 yards, a photo of the Whiteheads' cricket team, and ...Read full memory
I lived in Bassaleg from the age of 3, (1955), when Church Crescent and surrounding area was being developed. I lived in Church Crescent with my family until I left for Manchester in 1976. I went to the Graig Secondary Modern School as it was called then. After school I worked a couple of hours at Bassaleg Post Office. It was run by Mrs Mabel Bevan, who later on, after the death of her husband Ray, married her cousin Stan Bubb. Her nephew, an accomplished athelete, Lynn, also lived there. The post office was split into two halves, the post office itself was at the back of the building and I worked in the front part, selling sweets, cigarettes, and groceries. I was only around 14 years of ...Read full memory