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I lived in Bassaleg from 1941-45 and attended Bassaleg County Ssecondary Grammar School. My Friend Hazel Williams and I used to walk to Allt-yr-yn lido for a swim in the hot weather. It used to take us the best part of an hour walking first to Pye Corner and then over fields and the park. The lido was nearly always (...Read full memory)

I lived in Blean-y-pant Crescent and we would walk along the canal tow path to reach the lido. I remember that there was a farm house at the bridge where we'd turn left up the hill. My father and I watched the only fire ball I've ever seen, bounce across the fields and hit the shed of the farmhouse one stormy day. The Lido was (...Read full memory)

My father bought the house from Mrs Newman to renovate, before planning was obtained it was vandalised and set on fire.

I lived in Allt yr House for a few months. At the rear of the house was what was believed to be the old servants' quarters. It was upstairs and there were 2 bedrooms, a large lounge, kitchen and bathroom. I was 17 when I moved there, and it was shared with 3 other young men working in the (...Read full memory)

My wife Jenny (nee Beswick) can remember when there used to be a lido at Allt-Yr-Yn House in the 1950s. Does anyone have any photos of the lido or the old Allt-Yr-Yn House in the 1950s, or know when the house was built and who lived there? There is a nature reserve there now and no sign of the house.