Newport – Ferry Disaster 1897

NEWPORT BRANCH MEETING        2016 March 30.

The 1897 Newport Ferry Disaster (Monty Dart)

The town of Newport is divided into two by the river Usk. In the nineteenth century the town and particularly its industries were expanding rapidly. The river was, however, crossed by a single bridge and many of the workers for the east bank- particularly for Lysaghts Steel works Continue reading