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Newport History: Tom Toya Lewis, Local Hero

Who Was Tom Toya Lewis? Once upon a time, there was a popular pub in Newport owned by Wetherspoons. The Tom Toya Lewis. Many people from Newport would enjoy a drink and a meal here, but not a lot of people know his story. Who was Tom Toya Lewis? Tom was a local hero in Newport. Around this time in Newport, the docks were expanding. Newport had become a busy place for exports and to accommodate the growing demands, work on expansion had to begin. The […]

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Newport Factoid# 5 Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini In 1913, thousands of people flocked to Newport Bridge to see world-famous illusionist, Harry Houdini free himself from handcuffs after throwing himself from the bridge.

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