LAST week we featured a picture of the Goldcroft Inn, High Street, Caerleon, in the 1960s.

Originally, in the 16th century, The Goldcroft was a coaching inn with stables and a thatched roof.

THIS is the Goldcroft Inn, Caerleon, where I was 87 years ago.

My father, Luther Jones, became licensee in 1925 under Rogers Brewery and when he died in 1945 my mother took over the licence and when she retired my sister and her husband did.

It was in the family for 49 years.

Two generations, my siblings and then one sisters two sons, Haydn and Nigel Vanghan - footballer with Newport County.

Sir Mortimers Wheeler stopped overnight occasionally when he was down from London overseeing the excavation of the Amphitheatre.

Mr Francis master at the Boys Endowed School stabled his horse there.

Part of the Goldcroft was at some time a butchers shop.

We had some use of the pig sty down the bottle of the large garden.

Towards the end of World War 2 we had our own pigs.

Wirt Sikes came to Cardiff as United States consul in 1881 and wrote the book Rambles and Studies in Old South Wales.

He visited Caerleon and had his supper at the Goldcroft of lamb chops, kidneys and mealy potatoes for which he much enjoyed.

Jean Fieldhouse, Caerleon