Who remembers the sidecar-riding lion? Take a step back in time at exhibition of Barry photographs...
4:50pm Saturday 17th November 2012 in News
LOCAL historian Tom Clemett returns to Victoria Park with the second part of his exhibition of historic photographs, 'Barry Miscellany 2' - a photographical history of the town with snapshots dating from the Victorian era up until more recent times.
This time the focus is on Barry Island - especially the funfair and Seafront, and also Barry Dock.
Shipping and ships, transport and local business, views and vistas from days past are all included. Go along and see how much you didn't know about our town!
Can you remember Culley's Hotel? The sidecar riding lion? Or did you know a Zeppelin once flew over the town? Well, Tom has the photos to prove it!
Park manager Jon Greatrex said: "Tom has done it again with this exhibition; he has gone down to his vaults and picked out yet another interesting and unusual collection.
"There is a group of photos of the funfair that I think are really worth a look - well, actually they all are!
"As Tom lives locally he is often in the park, so you may bump into him," added Jon.
"He is always pleased to have a chat, and will try to answer any questions you may have about the town and its history."
The exhibition runs from Monday (November 19) until Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Opening times are 10am to 4pm daily seven days a week (closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm weekends - and some very occasional times when there may be a meeting in progress).
Victoria Park is one of the Vale of Glamorgan's finest Parks, and the only Green Flag award winning park in Barry.
For further details of events in Victoria Park contact Jon Greatrex on 07809 551465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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