Usk Road is much quieter now that the by-pass was built a few decades away. One hundred years ago, it had Chestnuts, the Ironmongers (more recently known as W.I. Hampshires), and the Baptist Church. There was also a Billiard Hall located near Willsbrook House and a Cattle Market near Caestory Avenue. The cattle would be shipped by railway to the Raglan Station and then led through the lanes to the cattle market.