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ARGUS ARCHIVE: 50 years ago - Second dead baby found

South Wales Argus:

11:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

There were grim discoveries in Gwent after the bodies of two babies were found.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 25 years ago - Gwent Hillsborough survivor tells of tragedy

South Wales Argus: A harrowing image from the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy

6:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Gwent Liverpool fan spoke of the helplessness he felt as he watched a tidal wave of death build up at Hillsborough.

NOW AND THEN: St Julian’s Methodist Church, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

6:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Last week’s picture showed St Julian’s Methodist Church at the junction of Caerleon Rd and St Julian’s Ave.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 25 years ago - Newport church founders walk out

South Wales Argus:

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THERE was trouble at the King's Church in Newport after founder-members walked out in a bitter split on how the church was being run.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 50 years ago - George Street Bridge opens

South Wales Argus:

6:20am Wednesday 9th April 2014

The new £2 million George Street Bridge was officially opened by the town mayor, councillor Trevor Vaughan, marking the culmination of a 17-year-old dream.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 100 years ago - Grave of Chartist leader John Frost found in Bristol

South Wales Argus:

7:10am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE GRAVE of Chartist leader John Frost was found in a Bristol churchyard by Newport man Mr H Tudor Davies.

NOW AND THEN: Chepstow Road and the cenotaph, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

5:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

This week we feature a scene from Newport.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 100 years ago - Usk farmers in court over hedge

8:40am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Two Usk farmers were at variance in Usk court, over a hedge separating their properties.

NOW AND THEN: The Handpost, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

8:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

The Now and Then picture is of the Handpost, Newport.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 50 years ago - six hand grenades found in St Julians pond

South Wales Argus: A British Second World War hand grenade

7:20am Tuesday 25th March 2014

POLICE were keeping children away from St Julians pond after a 13 year old discovered a live hand grenade and put it in his pocket. On inspection a further six hand grenades were found at the site.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 25 years ago - Council back out of £350k Newport County survival bid

South Wales Argus: SIGN: Somerton Park for sale

7:10am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Newport Borough Council ended any hopes for the rescue of the town’s football team, claiming that the £350,000 cost of a survival package was too great.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 100 years ago - Boy dies after being hit by car travelling at 8 mph

South Wales Argus:

6:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

An inquest was opened at the town hall into the death of a five year old boy who had been hit by a motor car travelling eight miles an hour on the Malpas to Newport road.

NOW AND THEN: High Street, Caerleon

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

7:10am Tuesday 11th March 2014

This week we feature High Street, Caerleon.

NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

5:45pm Monday 3rd March 2014

WHERE is this Newport scene? Let us know by leaving a comment.

NOW AND THEN: The Palace Cinema, Risca

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Risca

7:20am Tuesday 18th February 2014

THIS week we feature a scene from Risca.

NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

6:40am Tuesday 18th February 2014

THIS week we feature a scene from Newport.

NOW AND THEN: Old Green Hotel, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

6:40am Tuesday 11th February 2014

This week we feature a scene from Newport.

NOW AND THEN: Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

5:30am Tuesday 11th February 2014

THIS week we feature a scene from Newport.

NOW AND THEN: More on Dock Street bus station, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

9:42am Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE Now and Then photographs were of Dock Street, Newport, circa the 50s and 60s and also Dock Street today. Both pictures showing the bus stations and also the Market building.

NOW AND THEN: Newport’s Upper Dock Street bus station

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

6:20am Tuesday 28th January 2014

THIS is Newport’s Upper Dock Street bus station. The ‘Then’ photo dates from the 1960s, prominent are the new Alexander bodied Leyland Atlantean buses with one of the old AEC single cabbed, rear entranced buses in the roadway.

Risca WWII sailor honoured by 90th birthday naval visit

South Wales Argus: War veteran Cliff Davies will be turning 90 on February 4th.  He was recently presented by the crew of HMS Severn his war time medals in a framed mount.  Pictured is Cliff with his framed mount containing his medals, pictures and insignias. (3639023)

12:30pm Monday 27th January 2014

IT IS almost 70 years since Risca great-grandfather Cliff Davies fought in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, but his heroism has not been forgotten.

Pontypool veteran of Rorke's Drift remembered

South Wales Argus: COMMEMORATION: Private Jobbins’ great grandsons (from left) Alan Cook, Mansel Young and Terry Young at the grave

11:36am Monday 27th January 2014

DESCENDANTS of Rorke's Drift veteran Private John Jobbins gathered at the weekend to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the battle.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: Toyota could build £700m car plant in Llanwern

South Wales Argus: Llanwern Steelworks memories

4:30pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

25 years ago - Hopes were high that Gwent could provide the ideal site for a £700 million Toyota car plant after it was announced that the Japanese car manufacturer was looking at a site in Llanwern.

NOW AND THEN: High Street, Abergavenny

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from north Gwent

2:10pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

Last week’s picture showed High Street, Abergavenny.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: Man attempting to elope with woman and her five children arrested in Newport after husband raises alarm

South Wales Argus: SUCCESSFUL YEAR: With Spencer steelworks making its first real impact on Newport Docks, the port recorded one of its busiest years since the pre-war coal boom days.

3:30pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

100 years ago - A man attempting to elope with a woman and her five children was detained by police at the train station after wronged husband alerted them to the fact that money had also been stolen.

NOW AND THEN: Newport General Post Office, High Street

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

2:30pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

This week we feature a scene from Newport.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: The first vehicle crosses George Street Bridge in Newport

South Wales Argus:

3:53pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

The first vehicle, owned by the contractors, was driven over George Street Bridge, after the final section of the road deck had been slung into position. It was still on schedule to be open to all traffic by February 26.

NOW AND THEN: Commercial Street, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

3:20pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

THE cameraman is standing in Commercial Street looking towards Westgate Square. The ironwork on the left hand side of the photo is the portico of the Westgate Hotel.

NOW AND THEN: Lydia Beynon Nursing Home

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from south Gwent

1:20pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

The Now and Then picture is of the Lydia Beynon Nursing Home.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: Cwmcarn residents win battle against storage of radioactive waste in village

5:10pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

JUBILANT Cwmcarn residents won their battle against the storage of radioactive waste in the village after BT were refused permission to store tritium light devices at their factory.

NOW AND THEN: Crane Street, Pontypool

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from south Gwent

3:40pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

This week we feature a scene from south Gwent.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 25 years ago - Plans for £70m Newport shopping centre on show

South Wales Argus:

12:45pm Thursday 19th December 2013

25 years ago - PLANS for Debenhams £70m development in Newport went on display at the Museum and Library in John Frost Square.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 50 years ago - Calls to redevelop Newport Lyceum site

South Wales Argus: ENTERTAINMENT: Newport's Lyceum Theatre

12:40pm Thursday 19th December 2013

50 years ago - New Zealand beat Wales 6-0, the first time in the last four attempts at Cardiff Arms Park.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 100 years ago - French cigarette smuggler charged in Newport

12:33pm Thursday 19th December 2013

French cigarette smuggler charged in Newport

NOW AND THEN: Cwmbran bus station

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: Cwmbran bus station

11:55am Tuesday 17th December 2013

THE Now and Then picture shows Cwmbran bus station. The town has grown to become the sixth largest town in Wales and currently boasts well over 55,000 residents.

NOW AND THEN: High Street, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: High Street, Newport

10:18am Tuesday 10th December 2013

This is Newport’s High Street. The building in the centre of both photos is Ye Olde Murenger public house a Grade II listed building.

NOW AND THEN: High Street, Blackwood

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Gwent

1:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

The photograph is of High Street, Blackwood, and the properties shown are the old London Hosiery building which I bought in the late 1960s-early 1970s.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: Pontypool blame the Argus for exit from Schweppes Cup

12:05pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

25 years ago - Pontypool Rugby Club sensationally blamed the South Wales Argus for their dismissal from the Schweppes Cup after the paper ran a story saying that the club had breached competition rules.

NOW AND THEN: Westgate Square, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

12:10pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

LAST week’s Now and Then picture was of Westgate Square, a significant landmark in Newport’s history .

NOW AND THEN: Newport Road, Cwmcarn

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN:  Newport Road, Cwmcarn

4:33pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

WE DIDN’T receive any replies about last week’s Now and Then picture, which was of Newport Road, Cwmcarn, so better luck this week.

NOW AND THEN: Clarence Place, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

1:20pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

This week we feature a scene from south Gwent.

NOW AND THEN: A scene from Torfaen

South Wales Argus:

3:19pm Thursday 10th October 2013

This week we feature a scene from Torfaen.

NOW AND THEN: High Street, Caerleon

South Wales Argus:

3:20pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

LAST week’s Now and Then picture was of High Street, Caerleon.

NOW AND THEN: Commercial Street, Pontypool

South Wales Argus:

3:30pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

The Now and Then picture is of Commercial Street, Pontypool.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 'Hooligans' drain Tredegar Park House lake and attack ducks

7:10pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

25 years ago - A desperate Newport mother begged to be re-housed after finding her three-year-old toddler crawling along a balcony wall, twenty feet above the ground of their Bettws flat.

NOW AND THEN: Rhiwderin village

South Wales Argus:

3:01pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

LAST week’s Now and Then picture was of the village of Rhiwderin.

NOW AND THEN: Commercial Street, Pontnewydd

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from south Gwent

10:10am Tuesday 10th September 2013

This week we feature a scene from south Gwent.

NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

South Wales Argus:

10:15am Tuesday 10th September 2013

This week we feature a scene from Newport.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: Police search Gilwern for horseman brandishing sword

3:12pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

25 years ago: Newport’s mayor officially opened the TSB’s new offices at Cleppa Park Industrial Estate in the first stage of a development that would bring 2000 jobs to Newport.

NOW AND THEN: Tredegar Street Risca

South Wales Argus: then 270813 Risca

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

The picture is of Bethany Baptist Church, Risca. I 'grew up' in the church, as did generations of my family before me, and I was married there 10 years ago. My Mum is church organist, as was my Grandfather.






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