Caerleon Net

Gaslight, Backhall Street, Caerleon. Image copyright Penny Dale.

A delightful postcard produced in 1984 by Penny Dale.
Gaslight, Furs and Victoriana, was a shop of unique character on the corner of Backhall Street opposite the junction with Museum Street. It was run by Val Burnell-Jones, now sadly no longer with us. Dennis Burnell-Jones lent us the card to scan and Penny Dale, the artist, gave permission for her picture to be reproduced here. Another card was produced with a charming view of Harpers in the Square all decked out for Christmas.
Penny still lives in Caerleon and is now one of this country's leading illustrators of children's books. You can visit her website at

Below: Early stage of renovation work on the building.