NOW AND THEN: Old Green Hotel, Newport

THEN: Old Green Hotel, Newport

THEN: Old Green Hotel, Newport

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Old Green Hotel, Newport.

NOW: How the area looks today:

South Wales Argus:

NOW AND THEN: The scene from Newport as it was and as it is today (tell us if this view is useful or a bit jumbled).

South Wales Argus:

 

On the left of the photo is the Old Green Hotel, in the late 1930s to the 1950s the proprietor was Francis Welsher and in the late 1950s and 1960s it was run by Mr Butterworth. Next door was Bannister & Thatcher Ltd the chemists and next to that was the King’s Head Hotel (now the defunct Kings Hotel). The King’s Head livery stables were at the rear of the Old Green Hotel.

Mrs M Reardon, Newport

The building in the middle distance was Henry Cordy & son outfitters and the Tredegar Arms Hotel. The furthest building on the right was Lovell’s Savoy café, then the General Post Office.

After Thomas Street was the Corn Exchange with its fine clock tower then the Dutch Café and the National Fur Co Ltd. At the end of the block – nearest to the camera – was a lane that led to Keene’s the wholesale tobacconist.

Dave Woolven, Newport

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7:41am Tue 28 Jan 14

ncfcr says...

As is the case with almost any photo comparing the Newport of today with 50 or 60 years ago, it looked far better back then. We had a city steepled in history with great architecture, demolished to make way for multi-storey car packs which are never used, bridges that lead to nowhere and glass houses which shed their roof tiles whenever we have a bit of wind.

Viva la revolution.
As is the case with almost any photo comparing the Newport of today with 50 or 60 years ago, it looked far better back then. We had a city steepled in history with great architecture, demolished to make way for multi-storey car packs which are never used, bridges that lead to nowhere and glass houses which shed their roof tiles whenever we have a bit of wind. Viva la revolution. ncfcr
  • Score: 38

9:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

Walter Devereux says...

It's always that case that people reminisce with rose-tinted glasses about the past. Things weren't always better then and they aren't always worse now!
It's always that case that people reminisce with rose-tinted glasses about the past. Things weren't always better then and they aren't always worse now! Walter Devereux
  • Score: -4

4:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

St3v3y says...

Walter Devereux wrote:
It's always that case that people reminisce with rose-tinted glasses about the past. Things weren't always better then and they aren't always worse now!
Your probably right on that, there were hard times back then too.....But back then, Newport was a very busy and prosperous town,,,,now it's.......... well,,
[quote][p][bold]Walter Devereux[/bold] wrote: It's always that case that people reminisce with rose-tinted glasses about the past. Things weren't always better then and they aren't always worse now![/p][/quote]Your probably right on that, there were hard times back then too.....But back then, Newport was a very busy and prosperous town,,,,now it's.......... well,, St3v3y
  • Score: 18

8:08pm Wed 29 Jan 14

scraptheWAG says...

the buildings look lovely back then who on earth was it that vandalised newport and that new train station well it had to be a april fool.

NEWPORT REALY HAS GONE DOWN HILL
the buildings look lovely back then who on earth was it that vandalised newport and that new train station well it had to be a april fool. NEWPORT REALY HAS GONE DOWN HILL scraptheWAG
  • Score: 8

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