LAST week we featured a picture of the Holy Trinity Church, Christchurch.

The village is located at the top of Christchurch Hill in the Caerleon ward of Newport.

TODAY’S picture is of Newport’s Holy Trinity Church, Christchurch.

The ‘Then’ photo looks to date from the 1950s/early 1960’s.

Prominent in the front is the War Memorial erected in the 1920s.

The church dates back to soon after the Norman conquest.

In the Chancel is a slab with the effigies of John and Isabella Colmer who died in 1376.

It was said that sick people would be cured if they spent the night laying on the slab.

There was a serious fire in February 1877 caused by an overheated stove.

There was previous fire on Christmas Day 1859.

A more serious fire, an arson attack, gutted the church on Bonfire Night 1949.

This was one of three Newport churches attacked at the same time.

Nearby is the Greyhound pub.

Maindee and Ringland are within the ancient parish of Christchurch although now served by several daughter churches.

Dave Woolven, Newport