Newport calendar shows scenes of Lyceum theatre, trams and Commercial Street on Coronation day

South Wales Argus: DAYS PAST: High Street, in 1959 DAYS PAST: High Street, in 1959

THE 2013 Newport council calendar has been launched at the old art college.

The 12 images were selected by the Golden Bodkins, a group made up of volunteers who regularly give up their time at Newport Museum and Art Gallery, as well as members of museum staff.

All of them have a passion for local history and have been meeting at the museum for the past year.

The pictures chosen include a shot of Newport’s last ever tram in service, the old Lyceum theatre and a bustling Commercial Street decked out in bunting to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May 1937.

The calendar also features background information on each photograph. It is now on sale at the museum, priced £5.99. All proceeds go to the council.

You can contact the Newport Museum and Art Gallery here http://bit.ly/Rg3rBg

 

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11:21am Tue 27 Nov 12

rhinestine says...

What a great place newport once was....not an Immigrant or pound shop in sight!!
What a great place newport once was....not an Immigrant or pound shop in sight!! rhinestine
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12:19pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Owain Vaughan says...

There have always been thrift shops and there have always been immigrants. Especially the latter in a port town.
There have always been thrift shops and there have always been immigrants. Especially the latter in a port town. Owain Vaughan
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1:07pm Tue 27 Nov 12

sperduti says...

rhinestine wrote:
What a great place newport once was....not an Immigrant or pound shop in sight!!
well said!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: What a great place newport once was....not an Immigrant or pound shop in sight!![/p][/quote]well said!!!!!! sperduti
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6:31pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Limestonecowboy says...

rhinestine wrote:
What a great place newport once was....not an Immigrant or pound shop in sight!!
have you heard the saying 'if you've got nothing good to say...?'
[quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: What a great place newport once was....not an Immigrant or pound shop in sight!![/p][/quote]have you heard the saying 'if you've got nothing good to say...?' Limestonecowboy
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4:52pm Wed 28 Nov 12

bobjones2011 says...

The pity of it all is, it looks a fantastic and vibrant town in these pictures....not the "vibrant" picture the council and PC brigade try to paint when they describe it these days. I would really like to go back in time to visit Newport how it was back then. Regardless of how you feel about the 'city' these days, I think we all have to agree that it is a shame it's not more like those pictures nowadays.
The pity of it all is, it looks a fantastic and vibrant town in these pictures....not the "vibrant" picture the council and PC brigade try to paint when they describe it these days. I would really like to go back in time to visit Newport how it was back then. Regardless of how you feel about the 'city' these days, I think we all have to agree that it is a shame it's not more like those pictures nowadays. bobjones2011
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11:04pm Wed 28 Nov 12

GwentVoice says...

The proceeds should go to,the traders left in town for all the cr"p this council has dished out to them. I would love a calendar but not if the money goes to the council.
The proceeds should go to,the traders left in town for all the cr"p this council has dished out to them. I would love a calendar but not if the money goes to the council. GwentVoice
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8:51am Fri 30 Nov 12

areyour4real says...

sperduti wrote:
rhinestine wrote:
What a great place newport once was....not an Immigrant or pound shop in sight!!
well said!!!!!!
You guys are just racist!
[quote][p][bold]sperduti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: What a great place newport once was....not an Immigrant or pound shop in sight!![/p][/quote]well said!!!!!![/p][/quote]You guys are just racist! areyour4real
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11:41am Fri 30 Nov 12

NakedDancer says...

Such a shame the Lyceum was demolished. It would be a fabulous statement building now.

However, Newport city centre still has most of those great buildings. Its so frustrating there hasn't been a viable master plan.
Such a shame the Lyceum was demolished. It would be a fabulous statement building now. However, Newport city centre still has most of those great buildings. Its so frustrating there hasn't been a viable master plan. NakedDancer
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6:45am Sat 1 Dec 12

Adrian Williams says...

The first comment should be taken down - this is not a BNP publication
The first comment should be taken down - this is not a BNP publication Adrian Williams
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9:00am Sun 2 Dec 12

Ger from the Gaer says...

Agree with the above post of Adrian Williams. Who exactly is monitoring this website and filtering what goes on it? No one it seems. What those idiots don't realise is that Newport in the first place was largely built by 'immigrants' - from England and Ireland and later from other parts of the world.
Agree with the above post of Adrian Williams. Who exactly is monitoring this website and filtering what goes on it? No one it seems. What those idiots don't realise is that Newport in the first place was largely built by 'immigrants' - from England and Ireland and later from other parts of the world. Ger from the Gaer
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8:22am Tue 4 Dec 12

areyour4real says...

It is obvious no one monitors this site and the comments, it's just a free for all. Some of the comments on this site are disgusting.
It is obvious no one monitors this site and the comments, it's just a free for all. Some of the comments on this site are disgusting. areyour4real
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