The Levels

The extraordinary landscape of flat moorlands, wetlands, villages and reens to the south and west of Newport. 

A sub-site dedicated to the former Newport Wasps Speedway team sadly no longer with us including a season by season review, profiles of major events, riders and owners.

As a port and industrial city situated on the border with England Newport has become home to many diverse communities and was the location of one of the UK’s first race riots. Read here about the lasting connection with the Black Country too.

Newport's political and industrial past

JH Thomas, John Frost, Peter Freeman…..the 1922 coalition breaking by-election…..industrial disputes…..the Chartists…..the 1909 docks disaster….steelmaking…Lysaghts