I was born in Rogerstone, a street away from the Nook on Tregwilym Road, was a chorister in Bassaleg choir for 10 years. I remember Canon Picton (a very tall man) vividly, The Rev (later Canon) L.C.Barttle-Jenkins and both his children Paul and Chris. I managed to meet up with them both over the year. I went to the ...Read full memory
Happy wonderful memories of Bassaleg where i was born . My mother being from pentre poeth my father the nook in rogerstone . Went to bassaleg infants school merlin jones was headmaster scared the wits out of me but mrs lukker wasy fave teacher by far . Going to st basils at harvest festival with our boxes of fruit so proud walking ...Read full memory
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 ...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 ...Read full memory
I was born in Newport in 1942 and after leaving the Nursing Home lived in 6,Garth Hill Bassaleg the home of my paternal grandparents, Oliver and Alice Briney. After a short time my parents (Nellie and Fred Briney) moved to Highfield Villas, an ex-nursing and convalescent home. We lived in one large room on the top floor ...Read full memory
I started my apprenticeship as an agricultural engineer at the garage of William Lewis on the corner of Forge Lane and Newport Road. Then there was not much traffic and so like all the boys we used to drive the tractors up and down the main road. It was there that I met and remembered my late wife Tegwen there. She was ...Read full memory
My mother and father had garth stores in the early 1960 's. I still have good memories of these days, George and Christine Lewis, I am now 56 and living in Bournemouth.
I was 4 in 1960, but I remember my dad working as a goods guard on the railway at the back of our house in Church Crescent, He used to go over the garden fence to work, and catch the train to Brecon, and North Wales from Newport. We would watch for him going up and down the line, and wave from the garden. It was ...Read full memory
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