Everyone loves a nostalgia trip and looking photographs of your home town is one way to get the memories flooding back.

And thanks to photographer previously based in Newport, we can now compare just how much things have changed.

Robin Weaver, was a former newspaper photographer who worked across South Wales during the 70s and 80s has captured some brilliant photos.

Born in Monmouthshire, he grew up in the south-east of the country, he spent most of his time taking photographs across Newport.

Robin, who has been living in Derbyshire since the 90s returned to Wales last week and took photos in the same spot he stood over 40-years-ago.

Look how much Newport has changed since the 1990s:

The 66-year-old said: "The houses have new windows but they all look the same. One thing that has changed is the amount of cars, the streets in the valleys seem to be full of them.

One positive contrast to this however is the growth of trees.

"The hillsides are full of them, it was never like that back then."

Slide across to see how different they all look now.

Above is a woman taking part in a pancake tossing competition in what used to be John Frost Square, in 1979.

It's now a side street next to Friars Walk shopping centre.

Here's Portland Street in Pill (above), taken in 1974 and again in 2019 from the same spot.

There are a few new buildings but it's not that different today.

Unfortunately this little corner shop (above) on Baneswell Road - W. H Lewis -  is no longer there.

It's pictured here in 1972, and the same spot in 2019 shows Nutall Parker.

Here's Courtybella Terrace in Pill (above), pictured in 1974 and again in 2019.

From our archive

And just for good measure, here are two shots from our archive that we've compared to today's view.

This one is Newport Market - built in 1854 - as seen from the back entrance, in 1988 and 2019.

Notice the pigeons haven't moved on in that time!

And here's Newport's famous market pig in 1994 and 2019.

It's was returned to its original spot after the new bus station was built.

If you'd like to see more of Robin's work visit his website, here .