National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional.
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.
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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.