ARGUS ARCHIVE: 'Hooligans' drain Tredegar Park House lake and attack ducks
7:10pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
100 years ago
The deputy coroner issued advice to parents to warn their children of the dangers of railway sidings after a seven-year-old boy died when the door of a railway truck that he was playing on hit him on the head.
Newport Dock Banksmen briefly went on strike in a demand for an increased wage.
Monmouthshire Education Committee awarded a grant of £6,000 to Monmouth Grammar School and Monmouth High School for Girls.
St Woolos swimming team were awarded the Corporation Shield and heralded as the 1913 champions.
50 years ago
After two local ship-builders spoke out about the proposed merger of the ports of Newport and Bristol, both Newport and Monmouthshire Chamber of Commerce were unanimous in their opposition to the scheme.
A search began for a gang of hooligans who drained a private lake at Tredegar Park House and attacked a flock of tame mallard ducks.
Despite a warmer attitude from the Roman Church towards other Christian denominations, there was still no prospect of a union between it and the Church in Wales, according to the Archbishop of Wales.
Alderman Mary Dunn, chairman of Newport Old People’s Welfare Committee, gave a speech insisting that a club be built for old people on the East side of the river.
25 years ago
Eight Gwent men were fined for a racket which supplied forged and stolen driving documents, including MOT certificates and driving licences.
Many of the county’s experienced teachers were being forced to accept pay cuts after the government lifted restrictions on how supply teachers were paid.
A desperate Newport mother begged to be re-housed after finding her three-year-old toddler crawling along a balcony wall, twenty feet above the ground of their Bettws flat.
Twenty-four children from the Tredegar and Ebbw Vale areas were injured in a traffic accident when their school bus crashed into a house at Dowlais Merthyr. The driver had collapsed at the wheel and later died in hospital.
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