Archival photograph taken from Lost Tramways of Wales: South Wales and Valleys.
Caption reads: ‘The Newport tram system operated on both sides of the River Usk. On the west bank of the river were the routes to the docks, Risca and Malpas Road, whilst on the east were the services to Chepstow Road, Caerleon Road and Corporation Road. Here one of the fleet’s fully-enclosed cars heads east across the Maindee Bridge. Today, although the railway bridge in the background still exists, the building across the Usk is long gone; Clarence House now stands on the site.’
This range of prints derived from the Lost Tramways of Wales book series captures a range of fascinating historical street scenes from around Wales. Each provides a glimpse into the character and social history of these towns and cities during the early 20th century and the landmarks and familiar streets which have been transformed or maintained over the decades. Captions by series author Peter Waller accompany each image, documenting the period, location and vehicles featured.
A beautifully presented item for all enthusiasts of Welsh history and heritage and an ideal gift.