Sandbag defences were placed around the Village Hall in preparation
for German air raids. The boys and young men in the picture knew
all about such attacks - they had been evacuated from Spain the
year before. You can find out about the Basques in Caerleon, in
our special feature.
Well they obviously did a good job, because here is the same section
of the hall over sixty years later!
If you have any war time memories or pictures of Caerleon, we'd
love to hear from you.