Invitation/programme for the Provost's Ball, held on 1 February 1974 to celebrate the reopening of the refurbished Blyth Hall.
The Blyth Hall and flagpole, probably around 1900 as it looks as if it pre-dates the building of the manse next door (1902).
Best seats in the house. Enjoying the show from the comfort of the Blyth Hall windowsill. Late 1960s.
Photograph of the Blyth Hall before its extension to the front in 1974. Newport School and the Congregational Church can be seen beyond.
Tickets for Wilfred Pickles Have a Go radio show, recorded in the Blyth Hall in the 1950s. Running from 1946 until 1967 the programme was always one of the most popular shows on radio.
Five massive Old Newport Exhibitions have been organised, three of them in the Blyth Hall. Our photographs show the first in 1990, the fourth one in 2005 and the most recent in 2016.
Newspaper article about the Provost's Ball on 1 February 1974, held to mark the re-opening of the Blyth Hall after its extension and modernisation.
Scottish country dancing in Blyth Hall, with correct footwear of course!
The Blyth Hall in the 1920s. The drawing was produced to demonstrate the paint shades that would be used in redecoration! However it's much more interesting for us now as it shows off the magnificent roof that was hidden with a false ceiling in 1974. Note also the ornate plaster-work around every window, which is ...
Four amazing photographs showing the real Blyth Hall roof. In 1974 a false ceiling was installed in the hall, which no doubt helped with heating, but it hid this roof. Architect Robert Lorimer, designer of the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle, and of our own Newport memorial, described this ceiling as one of ...
An elegant Blyth Street, showing St Thomas' Church and manse, Blyth Hall and flagpole, and Newport School. Very noticeable are the decorative wrought iron railings, all removed for metal salvage during World War II.
Dance in the Blyth Hall early 1960s.
A dance in the Blyth Hall in 1940s. The photograph has been taken from the vantage point of the gallery which was removed in 1974.
A well-attended dinner in the Blyth Hall, probably around 1970. Unfortunately occasion unknown - at the moment!
These two photographs show the winning guy in the bonfire night inter-school competition held annually, and organised by the Round Table. This one is from November 1972. Judging was by Round Table members outside the Blyth Hall. The winning guy went on top of the Round Table bonfire. Apparently Wormit School won quite often. Eddie ...
Indoor bowling in Blyth Hall late 1950s. Back: Margaret Smart - Bessie Bowman Front: Belle Harley - Ann Harley - Jessie Betsworth
A group at the Newport Bowling Club Dance around 1980.
Newport Boys' Brigade outside the Blyth Hall in the 1940s. Note the war-time brick blast walls built to protect the Blyth Hall windows
Newport Girls' Training Corps in the 1940s outside the Blyth Hall. The GTS was set up during the war and trained girls for a future in one of the services.
A night out at a dance in the Blyth Hall 1950s. Vinorah Clark - Charles (Chick) Hendry - Bessie Bowman
Newport Old Folks Club outside the Blyth Hall in 1956. The club met weekly in the Blyth Hall before disbanding in 1990s.
Painting of Mr William and Mrs Isabella Blyth Martin, on show in the Blyth Hall.
Police dance in Blyth Hall.
Details of refurbishment and renewal of Blyth Hall flagpole in 2000.