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The David Protheroe

Take a look at old photographs of Neath.

7 Windsor Road, Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA11 1LS

This pub is a former police station. It bears the name of Neath’s first policeman, appointed in 1836. A map of Neath, of 1877, shows that the ‘County Police Court and Station’ stood opposite the railway station in Windsor Road, where it was rebuilt in 1937. It remained in use as the town’s police station until January 1996 and is now this Wetherspoon pub.

Photographs of New Street, Neath, c1910.

A photograph of a gas-powered tram.

Neath was the only town in Wales to have gas powered trams, c1900.

A photograph of Orchard Street, c1900.

A photograph of Gwyn Hall, c1904.

Built in 1887, designed by John Norton and funded by Howel Gwyn. Gwyn’s statue positioned outside points to his birthplace and was moved to Victoria gardens in 1967.

A photograph of St David’s Square and Orchard Street, c1900.

A sign commemorating David Protheroe - the town's first policeman. 

Extract from Wetherspoon News Summer 2018.

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