This film is part of Free

A look at Newport

Forget the old castle and the remains of Caerleon fort, and never mind the increased traffic: Newport is alive to modern business and offers award-winning new housing.

Promotional 1959 12 mins

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"By industry we live, by export we thrive", claims the narrator of this promotional film. Newport Corporation, in its bid to be seen to be on an onwards, upwards and outwards trajectory, seems ready to throw out the old, to welcome the domination of the town's streets by traffic and to embrace any industrialists who recognise that Newport offers "an unrivalled seaway to the world" – and award-winning housing to boot.