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I am looking into my Mum's family history for her. Archibald Hay lived in Caerleon in 1911 according to that particular cencus. He was my Mum's Grandfather. My Mum is now 84 and remembers some things but others are a bit vague.She was born in Cross Street in 1929 at number 12. My husband and I were there last week (our 4th visit) but the house is no longer there. Mum says it was a tea shop? We also went to the library in Newport so I could do a bit of research on Great Grandpa Hay. I know he was in charge of cargo and was based in an office there and also travelled on board with the cargo. I wrote down all the names of the shipping companies and Agents but was unable to go further to find out which one he worked for. He came from London to work in Newport. He lived at Ivy Villa and Brynberri but I couldn't find either property. Is there anyone who could help me my search? email@example.com
Message from Andrew Roberts: I have a facebook page called Caerleon Expats and would like to hear from anyone who is from Caerleon. You can post your stories, photos etc.
I am currently researching some family history and my journey has taken me to a children's home in Llanhennock. I am interested to hear from anyone who knows of this home or spent time there between 1957 and 1960. Email: Bluecarrots.firstname.lastname@example.org
I have researched my family history for years and traced them back to the Caerleon area. I was wondering if anyone has any information on the Burleson line? I know of 2 brothers who came to America around1695 or 1710. Their names were Aaron Burleson, and Edward Burleson. I would greatly appreciate any help. Email: email@example.com
I am trying to identify my grandfather whose name was Leonard Sexton, who I believe died on 08 Jan 1940 aged 52 and was buried at Llangattock Junta Caerleon. Can anyone advise me the way forward? My mother was Nancy Elaine Evans and she told me that Leonard was a boxer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosina Radnedge was born in 1886 in Bristol. She was one of eleven children and sister to my grandmother.. In 1905 Rose married George Jones, around 1913 they left Bristol and moved to Wales. I know they lived at Ponthir as I have lots of photos of them all having tea in the garden. The only info I have on Rose is she had 6 children - Edwin, David, Alfred, Enid, Horace, and Audrey, also I have several photo's of a young airman I believe to be Horace, I do know he emigrated to Australia in the 1970s. I believe also Rose had a fish and chip shop somewhere in the Newport area. If anyone can help I would be very grateful. Margaret Gooding, please email: email@example.com
My great uncle, Clarence Albert Pratt Porter was born in Caerleon in 1885 and died in Norfolk in 1932, a hero, rescuing one of his Scouts from the Sea at Winterton-on Sea. Somewhere I have the address of the house where he was born. He was extraordinarily well-loved. His father, my great grandfather, married Mary Elizabeth Morris in St Cadoc's in 1884. He was 30 years older than she and they died 30 years apart. Mary Elizabeth's father was John Albert Morris, a surgeon. I would like to find out more about Mary Elizabeth and John Albert. It's a bit difficult, Morris being a fairly common name and overshadowed by William Morris, the designer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I vividly recall that in the classroom of Caerleon primary school, facing the old doctors surgery of Dr Reynolds, there was a roll of honour situated above the entrance door. Is this still in existence please? and if so could anyone please remind me what names appear on this scroll. Email: lyndon.watts@NTLWORLD.COM
I was wondering if anybody could tell me the name of the marching band that practiced within Caerleon comprehensive during the 1990s? Also would like to hear peoples opinions on starting up another local marching band in the area? Email: email@example.com
I would like to set up an informal support group (coffee and chat style) for people who are caring for someone with an ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) in Caerleon / Ponthir / local villages. If anyone would be interested please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost dog. Can anyone in/around Usk/caerleon please keep your eyes open for a small brown scruffy terrier with a red collar, lost in llantrisant 10/03/2012, he's called Freddie. Please contact 07872911464
Death of Dr Rhys,
Although living abroad for some years, my trips back were always sealed with
a coffee with Russell Rhys at The Ffwrwm. We worked to put caerleon on the
map in the late 60's and protect its enourmous heritage. I was so sad to
hear that he had passed away last October, and just wonder if he had
expressed any preference for any charity where one may make a token gesture.
I regret that he will now never make the trip he threatened to make for some time subject to health - to the Royal Library here in Brussels which is reputed to contain manuscripts relevant to the the Camelot - Caerleon story/claims, but if anyone should want to take over the baton, do contact me. mwronebay at yahoo dot com
I am eager to locate any photographs of Caerleon during the V.E. day street parties, especially the one held in the square in Backhall Street outside the London public house. Equally is there any photographic record of the dwellings in Norman Street that once occupied the 'WASTE' land opposite numbers one to five. These were existent up to about 1935. Email: email@example.com Editors note: The Caerleon Net team would like to locate these photos too, and any other interesting Caerleon related pictures. Contact us.
Westgate Court Community Centre has Extend class Friday mornings from 10.30 to 12.00 in partnership with Village Services. There is an exercise class with Extend trained and REP member instructor followed by tea and chat for £3 and healthy good value lunches afterwards supplied by Village Services. Come along and give it a try, good fun great for mobility and maintaining bone density and strength. Suitable for all. Add life to your years. For details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am searching for Richard and Keziah Lewis, their two sons were John Chard Lewis b.1807 and Richard Limbury Lewis b. 1811 in Caerleon Monmouthshire, I am particularly interested in Keziah, I have no surname for her. Email: email@example.com
I am trying to get in touch with David Parry who I was in school with at Caerleon Comprehensive, he lived down on Usk Rd. If anyone knows David please ask him to contact Ray Richards on this email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Please could you help me in my quest to find out about my cousin Pauline Rowsell who was born in Caerleon in 1943? Email: email@example.com
I am researching my family history, and am looking for any information on the Church family. My Grandmother Agnes's sister Florence Lucy was married to Kenneth Claud Church in Jan 1925. They lived in Caerleon in Castle House. I think they may have had children. I am also interested in a Richard David Morgan who married Agnes Eliza Brown in 1925, they lived in Newport, but her Father Herbert John Brown was a District Secretary of the Ancient Order of Foresters. Any info would be really helpful thanks. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would be pleased to hear from anyone with information about Olwen Jones born 1943 I think in Caerleon or Cardiff and daughter of Fred (my uncle) and Magwen Jones. Email: email@example.com
ANNE HUGHES / JENNIFER ANNE SHIPSTONE. I am trying to trace my first cousin. She was born on 15th December 1944 in Nottingham and moved to Caerleon when she was a child with her parents, KENNETH & OLIVE SHIPSTONE. I believe she married GARETH J HUGHES in 1964 and they had two children, GARY JOHN born in 1967 and KATY JAYNE born 1970. And that is all I know. My mother, HILDA, was Kenneth's older sister. I would be delighted to receive any information. You can call me on 0115 9602723 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in Perth Western Australia and have been trying to find out the whereabouts of Simon James who lived on Lodge Road, Caerleon between approx 1974 and 1984. Last I knew of him he moved to Swindon. I would love to find out where he is and have been trying for years. Close friend at the time was Wynford Bowen - the three of us were good friends for a while, loved those guys! Both went to West Mon. email@example.com
I am in the process of setting up Caerleon Archaeological Society and am a member of the
Caerleon Research Committee (see CRC website). Would anybody interested in joining the society and therefore attending it's first meeting (date and venue to be arranged) please contact me (Jim Sullivan) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01633431240?
I'd like to get Caerleon voting for superfast broadband!!! I’m hoping you may have room for a mention of this website http://www.racetoinfinity.bt.com/home on Caerleon Net. Sandie Hughes.
A CAERLEON BICENTENARY. 200 years ago my Great Great Grandfather James Green was married to Mary Morgan in St. Cadoc's Church. ( 17th.October 1810). James was a wiredrawer at the local tin and wire works, Mary was a local lass. They lived on the Common.
James's 4th.son was my Great Grandfather - John. He married Maria Waters (29/09/1839). He was a Cordwainer, a leather worker making mainly boots and shoes. They lived at Ashwell, Caerleon-ultra- Pontem. In later life he took over from his brother as Postmaster at Caerleon and lived at the Post Office in Cross Street.
John' son Edwin was my Grandfather. His second marriage was to Florence Davey from Plymouth. He took over both the cordwainers business and as Postmaster still living at Cross Street. They had 4 sons.
John's youngest son was my father Russell Green. He married Constance Marsh who lived on the Common. They had a house built at the Broadway where all 3 of their sons were born. Russell was Clerk to the Caerleon U.D.C. and Superintendant Registrar for B.M. & D's for the Caerleon District. He was also a trustee of the Williams' Charity and a governor of the Charity Schools.
I'm Martin Green the youngest son, I've been living in Caerleon for the last 36 years and was born , brought up and educated here and at West Mon, Pontypool.
So you can see that our branch of the Greens have been here continuously for 200 years. There were Greens in Caerleon long before 1810 as far back as 1680 but I can't find the link to any of them.
I would be happy to hear from anyone that thinks they might related to us. Also I would be very very pleased to hear from anyone who has found the link between us and the earlier Greens. email@example.com
I attended Caerleon College 1955 - 1958 and would like to make contact with students of that era. Kenneth Williams, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to contact any surviving relatives or friends of Mr Keith John Williams who lived at 53 Roman Way, Caerleon until he died in 2004. He may have had a son called Malcolm C. Williams. His wife was Annie E. Williams (Blanche). Any information would be appreciated. Roger. Email: Roger Deeks
I am looking for Derek J. Hodges who used to live at 8 Caesar Crescent in the 1970's. I believe he could be my long lost brother. Please email me if you have any information. Many thanks. Reg Hodges, Mackay, Queensland, Australia. Email: Reg Hodges
I would like to start a JAZZ GROUP in Caerleon. I've got, literally, hundreds of jazz ensemble and big band pieces so no problem there. I play tenor saxophone/ flute and would love to hear from any rhythm section players and horns. If (or when) I get enough contacts to play through some stuff we can arrange a venue. At the moment it's an idea but one I would really like to become a reality. I'm not the world's greatest improviser so don't worry if you are not. If you like jazz, and love playing give me a shout. Email Andy
I am looking for descendants of Frederick and Magwen Jones who were married in Caerleon about 1938 and had a daughter Olwen Jones. The family lived at 29 The Broadwalk. Frederick Jones was born 1896 in Blaenavon (Parents were Edward James and Priscilla Jones) and was living in Caerleon in 1965 with wife Magwen. Email David Jones
I am researching the Simons Family. Thomas Simons married an Edith Olivia Poole 1939. They had two daughters Sandra (married Donald Simpkins 1962) and Lillian (married Charles Evans 1964). Would be so very grateful if someone has any information. Anne Crowley - SOPHAR@btinternet.com
I was born in Caerleon in 1934 and lived most of my time in Norman Street. My parents lived at NO 1 Norman street, this may be recalled as the local betting office. Moving from the local schools in 1947 I attended Newport Technical College. In 1955 I married June Harris from Lodge Avenue, this was after spending four years in the R.A.F. Earlier than this I delivered papers from Garfields shop for a number of years. There were three sisters, Phyllis, Wendy and Norma. Amongst the people I would like to contact are;- Rhys Davies, Gomer Wooton, Derek Strong, Johnny Tucker or in fact anyone from that era who attended Caerleon school or knew me from other sources. Does anybody remember me? IF SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. Lyndon Watts - email@example.com
1st Caerleon Scout Group are celebrating 90 years of Scouting in Caerleon this year. We have some details of the history over the 90years, but I (with the help of the Scouts) would like to fill in as many gaps as we can. So I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has been part of any of the Caerleon groups / troops as youngsters or adults over the years, any photos of activities / buildings / scouts / leaders. Hopefully will be putting together the history on www.1stCaerleonScouts.org.uk Thanks Andy Broadwell firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching my family tree and have found that my fathers' twin sister was at St Cadocs hospital when she died in 1951. Her name was Annie G Date. Would like to speak to anyone who worked there in the 1940's, or knows where records are kept for this hospital. email@example.com
I am researching my family tree. I would be grateful for any information regarding my great grandmother Doris May Dixon nee Evans, commonly known as Maisie. She moved to Caerleon in 1934 as a newly married lady living in Caerleon opposite St Cadocs. Prior to this she worked as a undermaid at Tredegar House. Sarah Catherine Haslam, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can anyone loan/direct me to old pictures of the Ashwell/Belmont Hill area which I could use in my book about ancient Caerleon - perhaps of the old bridge mentioned below? Following one of the now frequent road accidents on Belmont Hill I was told of one such by a colleague at the university. Some time ago he was travelling up 'Hell Hill', as we now know it, when, as he approached the King’s Arms, his journey was halted abruptly. A large hole had appeared in the road in front of him. Too late! Despite their relatively slow speed, both driver and car disappeared into the rift. An old oaken bridge, which had simply been covered over during the construction of the modern road, had finally submitted to the continuous, calamitous clatter of cars, coaches, trucks, tractors and gigantic juggernauts. Fortunately my colleague was uninjured and his car was replaced but one wonders whether more creaking, croaking brothers of this stout old stalwart might lie lurking dragon-like ‘neath the ancient wretched routes of Caerleon just itching, in final vengeful gesture, to gobble up a tractor or two... Please contact email@example.com
I now live in Canada, but grew up in Caerleon, and lived at Beryldene, Broadwalk. I was close friends with Heather of the Banner family 11, Broadwalk, Heather was the godmother to my eldest daughter, but we lost touch when I lost an address book. Heather married, her married name was Crapper. There were four siblings, a brother, three sisters, Paddy, June and Brenda, Heather was the youngest. Could anyone who has any knowledge of this family, specifically Heather, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (nee Glenys Shierson).
Is there anyone out there who is related to any EDWARDS or EVERSONS from Caerleon? If so please get in touch as both these names are in my family tree. My mother was an Edwards and my great, grandmother was an Everson. Hope to hear from anyone who is interested. Email: email@example.com
Hello John Batt here. Just updating my email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org I would like to hear from anyone out there who remembers me from the 1950's. My family lived in Caerleon until we emigrated in 1960.
Also any old school friends from Abersychasn Grammar-Technical.
Does anybody have any knowledge of the Banner family who were Tanners in Caerleon?
Please email: email@example.com
I was wondering if there were any Watkins left in Caerleon that I might be related to. My Grandfather John Godfrey Watkins was born in Caerleon in 1875. His father was Octavius Watkins who married Emma Griffin, born in Flax Bourton. My grandfather moved away from Caerleon at the turn of the last century and after a short time in Colwyn Bay, where my father (also called John Godfrey Watkins)was born, moved to Essex. I have details of the Watkins family tree going back to about 1773 and would love to hear from anybody still living in Caerleon who might be a relative. Gareth E Watkins email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am building up a database of student teachers who trained at Caerleon Training College between 1914-1965. This information has been collected from various sources during the past three years, in connection with research and writing on the history of the College. I will search the database for anyone who thinks an ancestor or relative trained at the College during its first 50 years. There will be a small charge for this service (£2.00 postal reply or £1.50 email) PayPal is available. For further information please contact: email@example.com The database includes the names of all the students who fought in the First World War, with details of their regiment etc, also information on the location of the memorials of the 12 who died for their country. The University of Wales, Newport intends to set up a searchable online database of its considerable collection of College photographs - including sporting or drama activities etc for each year. Most of these carry the names of group/team members.
My father, John Atkinson (known as Jack), was the owner of the Bulmore Lido. My parents were tenants of the Bell Inn from the late 50s until we went to live at the Lido in caravans which were placed at the end of the Ladies changing rooms. I went to the Caerleon Infant and Junior Schools from 1958 to 1963 and remember Primrose Hockey when she was Headmistress of the Junior School. I would love to hear from any classmates. Sarah Harford nee Atkinson - email on firstname.lastname@example.org
My father was born in Caerleon in 1909 his name was Robert John Stewart. I know my grandfather was living there when he was 21, he was born in 1880. My grandfather had had at least 2 brothers - John Arthur Frederick & Earnest Rupert Stewart and they lived in Ash Cottage in 1914. If there are any relatives still living in Caerleon I would love to hear from them. If anyone can help please email Linda Cousins (nee Stewart).
My name is Danae Rees and I am looking for any information related to the Rees family of Caerleon. In particular, I am looking for anything linked to Henry Oliver Rees who later migrated to Australia. If anyone could help, please email me: email@example.com
I am searching for a copy of The Living Village by S G Deane to buy. I have found whilst doing my family tree that I am related to the Bennett family of Caerleon and am told that there is a lot of lovely information contained in this book from the family. Like memories from Lola Bennett who lived in Caerleon till she was 104. Also Gordon Bennett who tells of about the boats that my Great great Grandfather owned. I would love to be able to have a copy of this book and so if any one has one to sell or could tell me where I could get one I would be very greatful. Thankyou very much - Elizabeth Thorne email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Jean Williams (nee Martin) I trained at St Cadocs in 1955. After completing my training I moved to England and worked in several hospitals until I retired four years ago. I live in Maidenhead and would be delighted to get in touch with people with whom I knew during training. My name at that time was Jean Martin and I remember many happy times spent at the Drovers pub. I wonder if it still exists? I am currently using my Daughters computer my e-mail address is email@example.com If there is anyone out there who remembers me please get in touch. It would be great to have news of anyone. It was a long time ago, but I do think of those days often. Hopefully someone may remember Jean Williams (nee Martin) a great friend of Yvonne Bevan who sadly is no longer with us.
Ponthir Badminton Club - for competitive and social badminton. We have 2 mens, 2 mixed and 1 ladies teams in the Gwent League. We play at UWCN Sports Centre on Fridays 7pm - 10pm and at Ponthir Village Hall on Tuesdays 7pm-10pm. Just come along or phone Linda on 01633 430477 or Gary on 01633 760906.
I am tracing my family history and am interested in an Evan Rees and his wife Elizabeth who lived in Caerleon from about 1851 to their deaths in 1898 Evan and 1891 Elizabeth. They lived at Backhall Street. Evan was a Stone Mason. Is anyone able to tell me any graveyards in Caerleon where they may have been buried? I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who also has an interest in this family. Glyn Rees firstname.lastname@example.org
Would the person interested in Lola Bennett please contact Penny on email@example.com
Caerleon Amblers are a small friendly walking group who enjoy lovely walks every Sunday in the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Usk and Wye Valleys or other local countryside. We meet in Caerleon first and share cars so lifts are always available if you don't have transport. The walks vary in distance and difficulty, but we always take our time. For more details contact Carol on 01633 421468
Sue Barrell here - taught Geography at Caerleon from 1972-1993, alongside Ralph Tuck, Warren Parker. Quite frequently I've been recalling those times and wondering what happened to all those students who I had the pleasure to teach. I'm still in the USA, living in New Jersey. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org should anyone have the time and inclination to contact me with news. Be well. Be happy. Sue.
Looking for info on the Ponthir post office, Llanvrechva Lower
Street. My father -Wilfred Ernest TOWNSEND was born to parents
Richard Ernest TOWNSEND and Amy Selina (COOK) 3rd Jan 1905. Anyone
old enough to remember or others with info please email me at:
email@example.com Hopeful Peter Townsend. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada.
My name is David Hovell and I lived at St Cadoc's Children's home in Norman Street, with my brothers Phillip and Barry, from approximately 1954 until I joined the Army in September 1963. I attended Caerleon Junior and Secondary Modern Schools, and worked for John and Joyce Edwards who owned a Bakery in Backhall Street for a short period. I also sang in the church choir at St Cadoc's Church, the Vicar at the time being Ivor Davies and the choirmaster, Mr Thorn. I would love to hear from any old school friends or indeed anyone who remembers me....please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for biographical and general information about
the late Professor Gabriel, described by Primrose Hockey in
her book "Caerleon Past and Present" as Professor of
History at Caerleon College of Education. He was actively involved
in historical research relating to Caerleon, and made a number
of important archaeological discoveries in the 1930's and
40's. - in particular of Roman burials. I have access to his
large collection of notes and records which I hope to catalogue
for the benefit of other researchers.
Bob Trett, 31 Goldcroft Common, Caerleon NP18 1NG
Tel. 01633 423414
e mail: email@example.com web site: http://mysite.freeserve.com/caerleon_history/
Can anyone supply any information about William Fishbourne? I believe he lived in a house called Isca around the 1930's to 1940's. Is the house still there and if so where is it? Email: Sue Powell
I have just started researching my family history. I am trying to find out any details concerning William Mclaughlin, who I believe was a Blacksmith in Museum Street around 1936. I know he is listed in Johns directory in 1936 along with Lorna Nash, Telephone Call Operator at No 7 Museum Street. Other than this I have no knowledge. Any help would be appreciated. Email: Adrian Robinson
I'm led to believe that motorcycle world champion Gary Hocking, described throughout his career as Rhodesian, was in fact born in Caerleon. It is also possible that following his tragic death at a South African car race in 1962, his body was brought back to Wales for burial. Extensive web searches have so far failed to confirm any of this. Having discovered Caerleon.Net today I thought I'd try to get help from the website. Any information would be appreciated. Many thanks. Stephen G Powell: firstname.lastname@example.org
In John's Directory of 1934, there is a Mrs. Catherine Underwood living at no. 2 Tram Lane. Does anyone remember her or the family please? Any information will be gratefully received. Email: Sue Waller
I wonder if any budding historians out there can help me find the answers to a few questions about Caerleon Football and Cricket Clubs; and dates of 2 major events in the village… Can anyone tell me when the Football and Cricket Clubs were formed; the date when part of the wall surrounding the Mynde collapsed and the date when part of the (then) college was destroyed by fire. I think the collapse and fire both occurred in 1992 but I'm not sure. I can be contacted by e mail on: email@example.com
I have found a relative, named Thomas Scriven, living in Mill Street in 1836 who was a Cordwainer. Has anyone come across this man please? His wife's name was Susan and his daughter was Dianisha. My name is Hilary Gillespie and my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born in Caerleon in 1963. My family moved over to live in
Lincolnshire when I was two or three years old, but I still have
some family who live in Abergavenny (where my father, Jim, came
from). But the thing is, I'd like to know if there might be
some long lost relatives of mine, or anyone who knew of any, stilling
living in or near to Caerleon. Any information would be much appreciated.
The family-name is 'CHAPMAN', if that's any use ?
I am looking for any information about my grandfathers brother, his name was George Mackay, he was from Nairn, Scotland and I believe he died in Caerleon about 1995. His common law wife, Nellie Hough, I don't think he married, also died in Caerleon about 1990. Please email me if you can help in any way. SMackay315@aol.com
Car valeting Service. Full professional service based in Caerleon. Mobile car wash and valeting service from £5 - £40. Will visit customer's house or place of business. Discounts apply for more than one vehicle or regular bookings. Now open in Caerleon Drive in Hand Car wash and Valeting Centre. Drive in Hand Wash is from £3.70 for wash and rinse £5.00 including full drying. Contact David Euston (The Clean Machine) Tel 07810 811773 or email@example.com
I lived in Caerleon from '68 to '81 and went to all three Caerleon schools (Caerleon Comp from '74 to '81). I left in a hurry and have only been back a few times. I've never managed to bump into any old friends but would be delighted to hear from anyone who remembers me. I was Lynn Ward back then and was one of a brood of five, including a twin brother, Murray. Email: LWard61401@aol.com
I - Paul Holloway - went to school at Lodge Hill Infants and Junior Schools between 1972 and 1980. I moved away from the area in late 1980 and have never met of heard of anyone since that date. I used to live in Highfield Close, Caerleon. Email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org