British Pathe newsreels give glimpse of Newport in the 1920s and 30s
Updated 2:20pm Monday 5th May 2014 in News
THE release of the British Pathe newsreel archive on the internet has unearthed some wonderful footage of yesterday's Newport.
Newport's annual carnival in aid of the Royal Gwent Hospital was clearly big news in the 1920s and 30s, as Pathe news seemed to be there pretty much every year.
The first film from 1937, although voiced by someone with a pretty unconvincing Welsh accent, gives some great glimpses of Newport between the wars.
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