Wonderful view of the Big Rock on the Braes, with much water activity being observed from every vantage point.
Blyth Fountain 1990 before refurbishment.
The Blyth Fountain in 2014 after restoration in 2013.
Photograph of the Blyth Fountain and the Newport Braes. Early 1900s.
Photograph (framed) of the Braes, granary and old pier in Granary Lane or Gas Lane at that time.
Time for a picnic at Swimming Club Hut Steps on Newport Braes.
The beach at Newport was a popular spot for the Norwegians to spend their leisure time, and this view was photographed by Einar Garnes, one of the Norwegians.
Newport Braes. The Boating Club shed and slipway on a crowded day. The Royal Hotel up above on Tay Street.
Newport Boating Club shed and slipway on Braes.
Newport braes and beach, with Big Rock and Blyth Fountain
View along Tay Street and the Braes early 1900s, a time it was the done thing to shield from the sun under a parasol.
Newport Braes looking west towards the granary and the old pier.
Posing for the camera down at Big Rock late 1930s. The shore area looking very different from the 2020 shoreline.
The Bathing Station Newport on a stormy day. The two changing huts for men and women can be seen, and furthest away is the Boating Club shed and slipway.
B Fearn dives to win the swimming gala diving competition in 1912.
Set of pictures showing a way of life probably gone for ever. Summer days with picnics at the Big Rock, playing on the beach, learning to swim there, and always the Fifie in the background. No need for watches - you told the time by the coming and going of the Fifies!
The Braes and Big Rock possibly on the boating club's regatta day.
Postcard: the Braes and Tay Street
Postcard: the Braes, the Blyth Fountain and the Big Rock.
Photograph of an ice cream cart from the Royal Cafe, Newport. The Royal Cafe was housed in the old Royal Buildings in the 1920s and 1930s. On busy days when there was a regatta or swimming gala at the adjacent Newport Braes, the ice cream carts on Tay Street would be plying a brisk trade. ...
Three newspaper extracts describing the events of 2nd July 1896, when the recently formed Newport Bathing Association was inaugurated. The Braes were of course packed with people, the bathing pavilion and the surrounding area were decorated with flags, and the Mars band played all afternoon and into the evening. Spectators enjoyed swimming displays and an ...
Not an inch of space available at the Braes for late-comers to the annual swimming gala in 1900. In the foreground is the men's changing hut with the steep steps leading down to it. In the distance the boating club slipway is lined with visitors, and just out of sight, the Big Rock would no ...
View towards Big Rock from the East, perhaps on regatta day. The granary and gas works chimney are clearly seen in background.
A more deserted view of the Braes, looking along Tay Street. Blyth Fountain and the old Royal Buildings in the distance.