Feel free to enter any personal rememberances or tall stories from Vic’s life
Hi Victor, I hope you're well... I'm a great Grandson of Rosie Cueto and was brought up with her and her daughter, Linda. Your artwork is outstanding and I would love to be able to purchase the original 'Rosie Cueto's toerag goodbye'. Do you know the whereabouts of the painting and if it is for sale please? Many thanks, Richard
Hi, Rosie Cueto was my Nana who brought me up, so I lived in Maesglas Avenue. Rosie was a big part of Maesglas working tirelessly for charity's, I remember my childhood as a whirl of dressing-up clothes, singing and always lots of people in our house. If you needed help with anything Rosie Cueto would be there, she helped ladies give birth & also washed and laid people out ready for the undertakers. She liked a good song-song in the pubs & Clubs her signature song being Sally. Rosie passed away 21 years ago aged 89 & there's not a day goes by that I don't think about her & the many stories she used to tell us. Tina Cueto
Hi Mr Morgan - I am currently writing a short (not for profit) film about the author Leslie Thomas for the Caerleon Arts Festival 2016. I would love to use your image of Maesglas Avenue in the film. I of course would give you full credit. Can you contact me ? Regards Monty
I'm hanging on in there - visually impaired but getting by - thank you for your support - knowing you all is a pleasure Vic
Wonderful photos of Razmak. I am the webmaster of the Families in British India Society and wondered if you would consider displaying them in our image gallery http://www.gallery.fibis.org/ where we would credit and acknowledge you as owner and photographer as well as link back to your website.
Hi. I see you refer to an artist by the the name of Trevor Hoskins. I have recently been left a painting in a little collection from an elderly relative and one of them is by an artist Trevor Hoskins the work is titled Old Caerleon, Mon. Would this be 'your' Trevor? Regards Philippa 🙂
Hi Victor I help out as an admin on the Pictures and Memories of Newport Facebook page. Could I use some of your artwork and memories please. If you already have an account on Facebook and would like to contribute yourself just let me know and we will add you to the group Cheers Ian Agland Facebook Ian Agland Email email@example.com
Saved as a favorite, I really luke your blog!
The person depicted in this story is in fact Tommy "Toes" Jacobsen. Tommy was originally a boy from Pill but did for a time live in Maesglas. He was trained as a sign writer but eventually toured the USA and the UK in one of these circus shows that toured around the countries where he performed tricks like shaving men with his toes, firing a rifle and playing the piano at which he was very accomplished. I have quite a number of photo's of Tommy and also of his grave in the Panteg cemetery. He died in Cwmbran on 3rd October 1973, aged 52.
Hello Mandrake, the story is here. Shaun http://www.newportsdead.shaunmcguire.co.uk/heinkel.htm
I remember taking a weekly bath in front of the fire in a tin tub we kept around the back,collecting sludge from the ebbw for the fire. My man hanging her wash across the living room at night to dry, good memories!
Hi its me your grandaighter karin.how have u been.i really enjoy reading this page hope u ok lov u karin xx
Hello Shaun - you comments are great - can you point me to the story on your page - your website is very details but fascinating http://www.newportsdead.shaunmcguire.co.uk/ -
Helpful info. Fortunate me I found your web site by accident, and I am stunned why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.
many thanks for that - the picture painted by my father shows me in front row on "church parade" - glad to hear about your exhibition band - this picture now owned by Dave Jones who still lives in the Caerleon area - must track him down and get a better photo for the website one day soon
The young lads name that died in this episode never got out of the house and his name was Malcolm, his sisters name was Myrtle. Harry Polloway was not involved in any rescue attempt as he was miles away when it happened but he did arrive at the scene when the house was on fire, He did not meet his mate Malcolm (Robin). There is an account of this incident on my own web site including photographs. Harry Wappler saved his own life by leaving the aircraft without giving his comrades any chance of putting their own parachutes on.
Was interesting to see the paiting of The Boys' Brigare (BB). Was you aware that there is an ex-ex Boys' Brigade members band 'The Bugles & Drums of The Stedfast Association' that was formed in 2000 and attends events all over the UK on a regular basis. TBand members come from all over the UK. In 2014, they will be going to Belgium to carry out a series of formal events to mark the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of WW1, in which thousands of BB members enlisted at the outset to serve their country, many never to make it back home. The band has an comprehensive site which you can reach by 'googling' the band name. David (Band founder and Former National Coordinator)
Vic email not working just now - but if you let me know yours - offline if you like - i can forward a message or maybe a mobile number - email to mandox2000[@]yahoo.com
Dear Victor , Could you please get in touch with me. Thank you.
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