Barrel rolling, Caerleon Holidays at Home in the 1950s
photos: Sonia Phillips
These stunning photographs were taken in the 1950s. Many families could not afford a 'proper holiday', so following the August Bank Holiday, a 'Holidays At Home' week was held in Caerleon. Above and below we can see shots of the Barrel Rolling event.

The week started with a carnival procession and the crowning of the Carnival Queen and included sporting events and dances.

Holidays at Home, caerleon 1950s
Left, information about the Barrel Rolling Contest from Caerleon's Holidays at Home 1959 Programme of Entertainments. To view the whole programme follow this link.
Caerleon Net