Guest Book

Feel free to enter any personal rememberances or tall stories from Vic’s life

60 entries.
John Murray John Murray from Newport wrote on July 8, 2020 at 11:12 am
I grew up with Vic We lived at 108 Maeglas rd. These are my memories,pre war Maesglas Walking up the Old Road trying to jump onto the back of theDingies (refuse wag ons) going to Father Hills Scool. Maesglas was a boys heaven fields to roam bird nesting swimming in the Ebbw mucky though it was.
Gary and Loraine Sullivan Gary and Loraine Sullivan from London wrote on April 29, 2020 at 12:34 am
I wonder what Vic would have thought about living through these surreal Covid19 times? Pound To A Penny he'd have been busy splashing paint on canvas,creating yet another weird and wonderful take on the world today through his eyes. No doubt loaded with innuendo and conspiracy theories! My dear ol'pal Vic at his effervescent best. God Bless you and dear Joan. Always in our thoughts. Gary & Loraine Sullivan and all inmates of 'Sullos Madhouse'! XX
Gary Sullivan Gary Sullivan wrote on August 31, 2019 at 3:09 pm
Hi to one and all. Felt compelled to add a few treasured memories of a personal dear friend i had the pleasure and privilege of knowing. I was so sad to hear of his passing. We shared some laughs across the years. He always referred to me as 'Cockney'! Myself and my wife visited Vic and his lovely wife Joan at their home,and again sadly after Joan had passed. Although there was distance in miles between us,my being from Essex and Vic in Caerleon,we always retained a bond of friendship by way of letter and phone. I first met Vic whilst working at LLanwern Steelworks in the 80's. He was a resident boilermaker and i was a contractor steel erector and welder. The moment we met i knew i had found a truly decent fella. A kindred spirit. One of your own so to speak.I was drawn to his eccentricity and 'Spike Milliganesque' view of life and the world at large. I was into my art,enjoying splashing paint on canvas in a amateurish fashion,and soon found out about Vics huge passion for it. We shared many hours chatting on the subject,until we were prompted to 'Do A Bit' for the company! Haa. I actually own quite a few pieces by Vic,from paintings through to signed postcards from his local museum. I have a heap of letters and Christmas cards from him which i keep in a Treasured Memories box. He even created a painting of my eldest daughter,being only a young girl at the time,encapsulating her recent popularity as a child fashion model! This piece of artwork is a true 'One Off',just like dear ol'Vic. I sincerely hope this brief snapshot in time has 'Warmed The Cockles' of his friends and family. While we are remembered and being spoken of with love and fondness,we still live on. God Bless 'Yer Little Cotton Socks' mate. I'll meet you on the ledge! All the best to all who matter. Gary.
william adams william adams wrote on September 2, 2018 at 1:55 am
Wow I have only just seen your replies, many years later. More than happy to send pictures as its one of the best things I own. Just send me your email address. Cheers Will
WILL ADAMS WILL ADAMS wrote on September 2, 2018 at 1:50 am
Hello, I sent a message for Victor Morgan has I have a painting on my wall and I wondered if it was one of his and if there was any back story around it. I sent the message in 2013 and I have only just seen the reply from yourself as I stopped using this email address. I am more than happy to send pictures of it as its one of the best things I own. Regards Will On Wed, 27 Mar 2013 at 07:56, Victor Morgan's Blog wrote: > Chris Morgan commented: "Copy of a Turner original - love to see a photo - > did sign that way when started out" >
Dale williams Dale williams wrote on November 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Could any one give me a contact number or information address etc as requested by old colleagues if vic is still with us as lost contact when he moved approx 5 years ago in Carr Leon Dale Williams on behalf of Roy Courtney jones powerplant llanwern contact 07811921418
Annie Annie wrote on September 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm
Hi Mr Morgan. It's Annie we spoke on the phone today and you told me to take a look at your website. Well I'm glad I did how can I buy one of your paintings? It was lovely chatting with you today you really were the nicest person I'd spoken too all day. Take care Kind regards Annie
Bob Bassett Bob Bassett wrote on June 11, 2017 at 4:14 pm
Hello Vic, I dont know you and this is the first time I have read your stories or part nof them. I would like to meet you please contact me if you read this message............Bob Bassett
Amanda Carr Amanda Carr wrote on May 23, 2017 at 8:07 pm
Can Victor Morgan please Get intouch with me about 2 original paintings i have since my grand mother passed away
brenda scofield brenda scofield wrote on July 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm
I am Brenda Scofield (nee Hoskins) Trevor's daughter. How lovely to know Philippa that you have one of my father's paintings. Is is water colour or oil? If you could take a photo and attach it to an email I'd be very pleased to see it. I have many of his works here in Hong Kong. Thanks so much.
brenda scofield brenda scofield wrote on July 8, 2016 at 8:45 am
Hi Philippa, I'm Brenda Scofield, nee Hoskins. Trevor was my father. Could you photograph the painting and send it as an attachment in an email? Is it water colour or oils?
brenda scofield brenda scofield wrote on July 8, 2016 at 8:44 am
I'm Brenda, Trevor Hoskins' daughter. I'm pretty sure that the painting is my father's work; he loved Caerleon. Could you take a photograph of the painting and attach it in an email to me? I'd know his style and signature in an instant. Water colour or oils? Brenda Scofield nee Hoskins
brenda scofield brenda scofield wrote on July 8, 2016 at 8:29 am
I'm Brenda, daughter of Trevor Hoskins. How amazing to find this site! If the painting was of old Caerleon then it's probably one of my father's He loved Caerleon. Oil or water colour? Could you take a photo of it and send it as an attachment to me at I have many of my father's painting here in Hong Kong. He was always a very helpful man and positive in his comments. Brenda Scofield nee Hoskins
Bryn Hayward Bryn Hayward wrote on May 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm
Hi Vic I believe my grandfather Tom Hughes was on this 1958 crash do you know more Bryn
Mandrake, Egypt Mandrake, Egypt wrote on January 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm
email to me if you can at mandox2000@yahoo dot com
Philippa chapman Philippa chapman wrote on January 5, 2016 at 10:52 am
Hi Chris, I have tried to put the photo up but it won't let me 😕 thanks for the information though I really appreciate it.
Mandrake, Egypt Mandrake, Egypt wrote on January 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm
Tina I read your message to Victor and he remembers her well & will great affection. She sounds a great local character, salt of the earth. Blessings to her, I'm sure where she is now, she'll be livening the place immensely Regards Chris Morgan.
Mandrake, Egypt Mandrake, Egypt wrote on January 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm
Monty This is great - Vic would love that - he has lots of good memories of Leslie Thomas who was a "Moscow" boy I think (Moscow being the local name for Maesglas back in the day. If you could let me know when the film is available and send a link, I'll make sure Vic gets to see it. Leslie Thomas collected postcards of all Victor's paintings and I'm sure he would be pleased, wherever he is now, no doubt enjoying himself, bless him. regards Chris Morgan
Mandrake, Egypt Mandrake, Egypt wrote on January 3, 2016 at 5:08 pm
That's great - I spoke to Vic and yes he would like that, the photographs he took during those years are, in his own words, part of a history in which we all share. Please do add a link and credit so people can also visit his website as he likes to hear from the dwindling band of brothers who often do get in touch when they see them.If you could let me know when they are ready I will show him the site. Yours Chris Morgan
Mandrake, Egypt Mandrake, Egypt wrote on January 3, 2016 at 5:03 pm
Hello Philippa I spoke to Victor, he remembers Trevor Hoskins as the scene painter at the Dolman Theatre in Newport & as a regular at the arts society that used to meet there. When Vic first started painting he used to make very good copies and pastiche of old masters. It was Trevor who told him that he should do his own thing, good advice that he took and showed his new work at the Llantarnam gallery, hence the dedication. If you post an image of the painting I will show it to Vic and see if he recognizes his work (his eyesight not so good these days but you never know) yours Chris Morgan
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