It's stretching the term 'Near Communities' a little bit, but these photographs are well worth including. Like Crumlin Viaduct, Rogerstone Power Station was a striking and well-known landmark (and employer) to those of us over a certain age and was almost a gateway to the valley.  It certainly represented a line of demarcation between Newport and the industrial Ebbw and Sirhowy valley communities. This series of photographs of it's demolition were taken on the 1st September 1991, from the canal near the site of the old Asda supermarket and were kindly supplied by Mike Powell of Newbridge.

 

 




© Mike Powell





© Mike Powell




© Mike Powell






© Mike Powell





© Mike Powell






© Mike Powell






© Mike Powell






© Mike Powell





An interesting shot from near Twm Barlwm, showing the position of Rogerstone Power Station and Alcan Works beyond it; both now demolished. Probably taken around 1989. © Kelvin Thorne







A view of the Power Station from the by-pass. It was being made ready for demolition, so this photograph is probably from Spring/Summer 1991. © TBA.