Old Green Hotel, Newport.
NOW: How the area looks today:
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).
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