LAST week we featured a picture of The Lock, Allt-yr-yn, 1906.

Allt-yr-yn is a district of the city of Newport which is mainly residential and many of the large houses were built at the start of the 20th century.

University of Wales, Newport once had a campus positioned in Allt-yr-yn but this moved in 2011 to the banks of the River Usk in central Newport.

Towards the west of Allt-yr-yn, a Local Nature Reserve is located. There was also an open-air swimming baths situated here between 1934 and the 1960s.

The canal that runs through is the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

The eastern branch of this canal was approved by an Act of Parliament in 1792, and formally opened in 1799.

It was engineered by Thomas Dadford Jnr and it ran from Newport to Pontnewynydd.

Readers comments:

THIS looks like the Monmouthshire /Brecon Canal in Allt-yr-yn area.

Used to be a regular walk from the top of Ridgeway and along the canal, on a Sunday afternoon.

A very much underrated place for Newport with many interesting features around it.

The Allt-yr-yn Conservation area is relaxing and pleasant, and further up looks like an old dump where I have found quite a few old relics like bottles and china.

Jim Dyer, Newport