ARGUS ARCHIVE: Tredegar engineer found decapitated on railway line
4:10pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
100 YEARS AGO
● A PUBLIC meeting for the promotion of working-class education for men and women was held at Newport Town Hall.
● Len Trump, Newport forward, accepted an offer to move to Northern Union side Hull Kingston Rovers. He was offered £2 or £2 and five shillings, with £2 for a win and 30s for a draw.
● A Tredegar engineer was found decapitated on the railway line at Barry Docks.
50 YEARS AGO
● Vandals damaged the grotto in Pontypool Park. The vandals forced open a cupboard, broke a rustic seat and damaged the roof.
Pontypool urban council’s parks committee heard youths were continually annoying the park’s ranger by causing damage.
● Bricklayers at Llanwern Steelworks threatened to spread a stike at the plant elsewhere. The strike threat could have put thousands of men out of work.
● Councillors at Pontypool Urban Council’s public health committee turned down a proposal to have a gipsy site at Upper Race. The county planning officer had hopes of changing their minds but Councillor GW Morris said under no circumstances would they agree to provide a site.
● Twenty people were hurt, two seriously when a blow-out took place at Llanwern Steelworks.
The incident happened in one of the steelmaking vessels at the plant. The injured men were working on the platform and in the vicinity of the blow-out.
25 YEARS AGO
● Shocked Gwent health chiefs were reeling after Colin Hayton turned down the top job of general manager at the Gwent Health Authority. Mr Hayton had complained that house prices in Gwent were too high.
● A Gwent-born detective was killed on duty in a head-on crash in Wiltshire. Seven vehicles were involved in the crash on the A3102. The officer who died was with the Wiltshire force.
● Gwent ambulance staff were a step nearer to industrial action over a hospital car service run by volunteers.
● Protesters may have lost their bid to stop a housing development at Marshfield, near Newport, after the town’s planning committee decided it should backtrack on a previous decision to refuse planning permission for developments that were noT part of an overall local plan.