Caerleon Net

Caerleon Town Hall. Basque refugees constructing sandbag defences.
The same section of the Town Hall today.
Sandbag defences were placed around the Village Hall in preparation for German air raids. The boys and young men in the picture knew all about such attacks - they had been evacuated from Spain the year before. You can find out about the Basques in Caerleon, in our special feature.
2002 ...
Well they obviously did a good job, because here is the same section of the hall over sixty years later!
If you have any war time memories or pictures of Caerleon, we'd love to hear from you.
Email: Merlin