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Newport Rugby and Rodney Parade

  Newport Rugby and Rodney Parade 1. Rodney Parade Viscount Tredegar painted by George Frederick Harris (1910) Newport Museum and Art Gallery From the Marshes to the Salt Pool. In 1875, the Newport Athletic Club was created, and two years later they secured the use of land at Rodney Parade from Godrey Morgan 1st Vicount Tredegar , for their cricket, tennis, rugby and athletics teams. He called it Rodney Parade after his brother Charles Rodney Morgan   (2 December 1828 – 14 January 1854). Charles Rodney  Morgan was the first born son and was due to inherit the estate but died in  1854, in Marseilles. For more information click here -   Charles Rodney Morgan   For more information about Viscount Tredegar - Godfrey Morgan, click here for Steffan Ellis's blog post.  Tag Archives: Godfrey Morgan . Clarke's Garden 1854 Newport Rugby Club can trace its origins to Newport Victoria Cricket Club, which played on the marshes in what is now an area stretching from Wyndham Street to Shaftes