Canal outing on Newport Canal.
Canal outing on Newport Canal. Mrs Owen, at the tiller, used to give joy rides to youngsters who lived at Broomfield Place. Every year it went up the canal collecting hay from the grass verges. In the background is the Willows Plantation where Mr Dawson (newsagent in Middle Row) used to make delivery baskets for local tradesmen. In the boat are Doris, Gladys, Nellie and Joan Tomkinson. Also pictured are: Mrs Cissie Barnett and daughter Renee; Mrs Pitchcroft with sons Derek and Roy; Mrs Farmer with son Walter and daughter Kathleen; Mrs Ray with sons George and Cyril; Jessie, Hilea, Margaret and Gwen Owen; Peter Thomas; Phyliss Beech and Harold Mellings. Image courtesy of the Newport Advertiser, reprinted 10.02.1984.