Newport Road used to be called Roath Road. Here we look at Newport Road from where it starts, leaving the centre of Cardiff, to where it crosses the Rhymney River.
Looking eastwards up Newport Road in the 1960s at St James church and the City Road junction on the left and the Royal infirmary right. The cooling towers at Colchester Avenue power station are visible in the distance.
Newport Road, looking down Glossop Road, with the Infirmary on left and the Blind institute on Longcross Street, bombed in WWII, on far right.
Trolley bus exiting City Road onto Newport Road with the Royal Café in the background. That corner is currently occupied by Longcross Court.
Looking eastwards along Newport Road where Four Elms Road branches off to the right. Picture taken around 1890, before the old Roath Library was constructed. The trees on the right are believed to the the four elms after which the road was named. (pic credit: Cardiff Libraries)
Roath Court lodge at the junction of Albany Road and Newport Road. The lodge was purchased by the council in 1936 and later demolished as part of a road widening scheme.
These fine motors an bikes were lined up outside Roath Court Lodge, on the corner of Newport and Albany Road, probably 1904. The lodge was purchased by the Corporation in 1936 to enable Newport Road to be widened, hence Roath Court (Summers Funeral Home) no longer has a lodge. Behind those walls were where Roath Harriers first met – the athletics team Lynn Davies was a member of when he won his Olympic Gold medal. Read more of the history of Roath Harriers here.
Bomb damage to 218 Newport Road, Roath in March 1941
Newport Road 1892. The bridge (no longer standing) is carrying the Taff Vale Railway over Newport Road.
Billboards on Newport Rod, Cardiff in the 1920s opposite the bus depot.
Pengam Coal Sidings at Newport Road in 1974 viewed from Rover Way Bridge and the area now a shopping area which includes TGIs.
James Howells garage in the late 1950s