Lodge

On Monday May 8th 1939, tenders were invited by the County Borough of Newport for the erection of an entrance lodge at Coronation Park. Tenders were to be submitted by Friday 19th May 1939.[1] At its meeting on that date the Parks Committee agreed to accept the tender of Mr J. H. Bevan at a price of £623-7s-6d.[2]

The Parks Superintendent reported in February 1940 that the "groundsman's house" at Coronation Park would shortly be ready to be occupied.[3]

In May 1945 the Parks Committee decided that the telephone which was no longer required at the Transporter Bridge would be installed in the the Keeper's Lodge at Coronation Park.[4]

The lodge was still present in 1989 when the Leisure Services Committee agreed to carry out repairs and improvements at an estimated cost of £6,385.[5]

Sources of Information

  1. Western Mail & South Wales Echo Monday May 8th 1939 page 2
  2. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 19th May 1939
  3. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 16th February 1940
  4. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 18th May 1945
  5. Newport Borough Council Leisure Services Committee 5th September 1989