NOW AND THEN: Cambrian Road, Newport

NOW AND THEN: Cambrian Road, Newport

NOW AND THEN: Cambrian Road, Newport

NOW AND THEN: Cambrian Road, Newport

First published in News

The Now and Then picture is Cambrian Road, Newport.

I used come out of the Arcade and see the 6a bus disappearing up towards station. I would chase after it and jump on by catching hold of the pole by the Post Office.

I was young at fit in those days, fond memories

Bobby B Newport

The pictures show Cambrian Road looking down from the Railway Station. Both pictures show the Lamb Hotel in Bridge Street and the then pictures show the bus stops for Alway and Traston Road nearest to the camera while the bus stop for Christchurch was lower down close to the Lloyd and Yorath (Ansells) brewery and Joyce's bookshop and stationery store.

Edwards Sport shop was nearer to the camera as was the entrance to the goods Depot and Western Welsh office.

On the other side were National & Provincial Bank, WH Smith, Baker & Manhire and EG Taylor which all had walk through facilities into High Street.

Davies Music shop was on the one corner of the arcade that led and still does into High Street.

Further up were the New Found Out and Greyhound pubs. Besides the shops shown in the picture were the Royce Restaurant, London Hosiery and Tredegar Arms Hotel. Joyce's toy shop was also further down and survived for many years before moving to the market.

Allan Rooks Newport

The Now and Then picture is of Cambrian Road. In the picture were Fussel Sports Shop, Cotton Club, Housing Offices which closed and the Newfound Out Pub, also closed.

Further down opposite The Lamb is Tesco Express on the other side you would catch the buses and the Rent Offices were there which they now have a Wetherspoons and other pub.

Opposite is an arcade to take you into High Street which has a few shops, cafes, etc. By The Lamb Pub use to have a nice china shop called Cisbries, which is now an estate agent, also the G.P.O. Post Office is there.

Mrs. M. Reardon Newport

Cambrian Road. On the left Princess tea rooms (commonly known) where they had brilliant omelettes, the Greyhound pub and then the New-Found-Out Pub, Spit and Sawdust , full of character, “Like the bar from Star Wars”, roughest cider, full of lumps but we were young and macho, opposite was the bus stop to Nash and Lliswerry.

Further down on the corner was Fort Snacks Cafe where I have very fond memories of being nearly kicked to death by Bristol Rovers fans after consuming many pints of lumpy cider and thinking I was Rocky Marciano. Opposite Fort Snacks was Cambrian Warehouse where if you had a couple of bob and knew someone with a wholesale card you could double your money.

Down the end on the left is the bank which my father repaired the roof in 1967. I was 12 years of age carrying slates up to him on my granddads old pulley and 40-foot ladders in the school summer holidays. I was on five bob a day and was the richest kid in “Corpor”, with loads of mates!

Kenvyn Bowden Newport

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4:57pm Tue 13 May 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

Well when was the "THEN" picture taken????????
Well when was the "THEN" picture taken???????? grumpyandopinionated
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5:12pm Tue 13 May 14

CaptainB says...

Cambrian Road looking down towards Bridge Street, The Lamb is straight in front, come on Argus give us a more difficult one!!!
Cambrian Road looking down towards Bridge Street, The Lamb is straight in front, come on Argus give us a more difficult one!!! CaptainB
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12:41pm Wed 14 May 14

chelsea1970 says...

The way things are in the town centre . Theirs not a lot of difference between the two photos ? Lol
The way things are in the town centre . Theirs not a lot of difference between the two photos ? Lol chelsea1970
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10:10am Tue 20 May 14

displayed says...

You wont b seeing any more bust ops.................
.
They mite even close the road when they complete the shopping centre there!

"There has increasing concern about anti-social behaviour and traffic in the Cambrian Road area of the city centre."

http://www.southwale
sargus.co.uk/news/96
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ld_begin_in_summer/ "A walkway connecting Queensway and Cambrian Road could also be built ahead of stage two of the scheme, which could see more shops and offices and even a hotel built."
You wont b seeing any more bust ops................. . They mite even close the road when they complete the shopping centre there! "There has increasing concern about anti-social behaviour and traffic in the Cambrian Road area of the city centre." http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/96 53414.Cambrian_Centr e_transformation_cou ld_begin_in_summer/ "A walkway connecting Queensway and Cambrian Road could also be built ahead of stage two of the scheme, which could see more shops and offices and even a hotel built." displayed
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5:33pm Tue 20 May 14

Robodad says...

displayed wrote:
You wont b seeing any more bust ops.................

.
They mite even close the road when they complete the shopping centre there!

"There has increasing concern about anti-social behaviour and traffic in the Cambrian Road area of the city centre."

http://www.southwale

sargus.co.uk/news/96

53414.Cambrian_Centr

e_transformation_cou

ld_begin_in_summer/ "A walkway connecting Queensway and Cambrian Road could also be built ahead of stage two of the scheme, which could see more shops and offices and even a hotel built."
Could we have this comment translated into English please?
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: You wont b seeing any more bust ops................. . They mite even close the road when they complete the shopping centre there! "There has increasing concern about anti-social behaviour and traffic in the Cambrian Road area of the city centre." http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/96 53414.Cambrian_Centr e_transformation_cou ld_begin_in_summer/ "A walkway connecting Queensway and Cambrian Road could also be built ahead of stage two of the scheme, which could see more shops and offices and even a hotel built."[/p][/quote]Could we have this comment translated into English please? Robodad
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11:53pm Tue 20 May 14

displayed says...

Certainly Robodad:
You wont b seeing any more bust ops.................

They mite even close the road when they complete the shopping centre there!
"There has increasing concern about anti-social behaviour and traffic in the Cambrian Road area of the city centre."

http://www.southwale
sargus.co.uk/news/96
53414.Cambrian_Centr
e
_transformation_coul
d_begin_in_summer/

"A walkway connecting Queensway and Cambrian Road could also be built ahead of stage two of the scheme, which could see more shops and offices and even a hotel built."

Howzat!

(These quotes an comments were correctly formatted when sent in....)
Certainly Robodad: You wont b seeing any more bust ops................. They mite even close the road when they complete the shopping centre there! "There has increasing concern about anti-social behaviour and traffic in the Cambrian Road area of the city centre." http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/96 53414.Cambrian_Centr e _transformation_coul d_begin_in_summer/ "A walkway connecting Queensway and Cambrian Road could also be built ahead of stage two of the scheme, which could see more shops and offices and even a hotel built." Howzat! (These quotes an comments were correctly formatted when sent in....) displayed
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11:54pm Tue 20 May 14

displayed says...

It wont display the txt properly, nuffin to do wiv me guv!
It wont display the txt properly, nuffin to do wiv me guv! displayed
  • Score: 1

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