Newport High St. tour of characters from 1950’s/60’s

Newport and District Civic Society has arranged a tour of the High St. with a difference.

Conducted by local resident, Mr. Martyn Withnal, the tour will take place on Tuesday 30th July at 7.30 pm, starting outside the Tavern in Upper Bar Newport, from where the tour will move along the High Street, hearing tales of local characters from the 1950’s and 60’s and will include reference to pubs and shops that were there at the time.

The tour will tell stories about some of the Newport characters (some names will change to protect the innocent or guilty)

Do you know ;

Who was Madam Piggott who use to appear to drivers on the old A41 in the 60’s

Who or what was ‘Red Hot’

Who were the local rogues (allegedly ! ) and heroes.

If you want to hear more then come along on the night.

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