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Maybe you've got an historical question about Gwent. You can use the Memory lane section to ask other readers to help you in your quest. To post a request, click the green 'Send your news' button at the top of the page. Read requests already sent in below.

Calling RAF St Eval veterans

2:06pm Wednesday 13th February 2013

ALL ranks from RAF, WAAF and WRAF or next of kin who served at RAF St Eval (1939-1959) are invited to join the RAF St Eval Coastal Command Association.

Pontypool Grammar class of 1982 to be reunited

6:10pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

A SCHOOL reunion will be held for 1982 leavers of Pontypool Grammar School for Girls on Saturday (June 23).

Tracing my cousins from Henllys

10:14am Monday 19th March 2012

I am trying to trace my long lost cousins Elaine and Julie Hardacre from Henlys way Cwmbran.

Ex-resident looking for Gilwern memories

5:50pm Monday 27th February 2012

A FORMER resident of Gilwern, near Abergavenny, is hoping to get in touch with anyone who remembers the village in the 1930s and 40s.

Looking for Bassaleg Grammar School photo

2:20pm Monday 27th February 2012

I AM A former pupil of Bassaleg Grammar School from 1948/53 and I hope that there may be someone who can assist me in obtaining a copy of a panoramic photograph of the pupils and staff.

Newport incinerator ‘will hit wildlife’

South Wales Argus: CONCERNED: Rupert Joseland

10:40pm Monday 20th February 2012

A PROPOSED waste incinerator in Newport would damage wildlife and rare species on the Gwent Levels.

Plea to trace family of Blaenavon RAF crew member who died in wartime crash

2:00pm Monday 13th February 2012

AN EX RAF Warrant officer is trying to trace the relatives of a Blaenavon RAF crew member who died in a plane crash in 1943.

Finding my son - Glen Sedgeman

4:08pm Monday 6th February 2012

My name is William Sedgeman. I am 87 yrs old & live in Coffs Harbour New South Wales Australia. I am looking for my son Glen Sedgeman.

Family of dead Polish worker wants to contact workmates

South Wales Argus: APPEAL: Karol Leon Reichel (kneeling at the front) with other steelworkers

2:40pm Saturday 14th January 2012

THE family of a Polish refugee who worked at a Newport steelworks and later died from an asbestos-related disease are calling for help from his former colleagues.

Trying to find family in Bedwellty?

11:24am Monday 9th January 2012

Hi there from Australia, about 18 months ago my husband found out he has 3 sisters in England.

Royal Navy field gunners, get in touch

7:10pm Thursday 29th December 2011

A FORMER member of the Royal Navy’s Devonport Field Gun Crew is appealing for fellow field gunners to get in touch.

Does historic Lysaght picture bring back memories?

South Wales Argus: OLD PHOTOGRAPH: Mrs G Lysaght plants a tree outside the Lysaghts Institute back in the early 1970s watched by factory employees

10:10am Sunday 11th December 2011

A DEVELOPER is looking for descendants of the Lysaght family and former employees at The Orb Works Newport to help shed light on an old photograph.

Organised trips back to Suez Canal Zone

10:18am Thursday 3rd November 2011

I ORGANISE return visits back to the Egyptian Canal Zone where I also served in the 1950s along with thousands of other service personnel.

Appeal from down under for Abergavenny cousin

12:07pm Wednesday 26th October 2011

AN AUSTRALIAN man is appealing for help in finding his Welsh cousin.

Search on for families of lost Gwent airmen

South Wales Argus: THE EVE OF THE FATAL MISSION: Sergeant Eyre is third right. The man on the far right might be fellow Welshman Weaver

3:30pm Tuesday 18th October 2011

With killing efficiency the German fighter’s guns picked out the British bomber. Now the search is on for two Welsh airmen whose only grave is the North Sea. MIKE BUCKINGHAM reports

Why was Newport's Great Western Wharf so called?

2:40pm Tuesday 23rd August 2011

I AM writing a book entitled "Coasters of South Wales" which will be a pictorial review of some of the small ships which have visited ports in South Wales during the last forty years.

Looking for Australian great-grandfather

3:55pm Monday 25th July 2011

I AM trying to find information about my great-grandfather, William James Roberts, born in Australia in 1880.

Haunting tale of Caerphilly TB picture

South Wales Argus: CHERISHED PICTURE: Do you know anyone on this old photograph, taken in 1944/5 at Energlyn Hospital, Caerphilly

7:30am Friday 15th July 2011

THERE is a haunting quality about the picture taken at Energlyn Hospital in Caerphilly in 1944 or 1945.

Looking for ex-Llanwern steelworker Ron Davies

3:20pm Wednesday 6th July 2011

MY NEPHEW, Glyn Thomas, who lives in Australia, has asked me to try to trace an old pal of his.

Libeneth Road

4:58pm Friday 24th June 2011

Does anyone know where the name or word 'Libeneth' comes from and what it means?

US military base in Castleton - looking for my father

South Wales Argus: MYSTERY MAN: Can any of our readers tell us anything about this soldier?

5:12pm Friday 24th June 2011

I AM looking for information regarding U.S. military that had been in Castleton area in WW2.

Octopus bridge, Newport - When was it built?

3:03pm Thursday 16th June 2011

DOES anyone know when the Octopus Bridge in Newport was built?

Looking for Bet Bishop

12:40pm Tuesday 21st December 2010

I am searching for Bet Bishop, i'm not sure if the address i have for her is correct, it is in Blackwood, NP12 3NS area.

Looking for Pat Orchard

3:50pm Wednesday 17th November 2010

I'm trying to trace Pat Orchard who used to live in Tennyson Rd in 1967 she had a brother who served in the Royal Navy.

Looking for Sheila Mary Hicks

3:50pm Wednesday 27th October 2010

I am tracing my family tree and wouldd love to find Sheila Mary Hicks.

Calling ex-Abergavenny Operatics!

3:40pm Thursday 2nd September 2010

Abergavenny Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (AAODS) will be 100 years old in 2011 & plan to celebrate their birthday with various events throughout the year.






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