HistoryPoints News

Nov 8, 2020

Tram and bus workers remembered


The war memorial at Newport Transport's headquarters isn't on public view, but now anyone can use their mobile to see a picture of it and read details of the war dead. Our web page also explains that the WW1 dead were tram workers, yet by WW2 ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

the entire tram system had been replaced by buses. Newport Corporation employed many men as bus mechanics, and several of the employees who died in WW2 had taken their expertise to the Royal Engineers. To read about the war memorial and why female conductors were recruited for the first time, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the gatepost outside the depot in Corporation Road. Or click here