Holiday camp buildings to be sold
3:20pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
BUILDINGS created by the philanthropist grandson of Barry industrialist and dock creator David Davies are to be put up for sale.
Five holiday camp buildings – that hosted vacationing children of miners – and a former church will be sold after becoming derelict.
The Boys' Village in West Aberthaw, near St Athan, gave youngsters an opportunity to enjoy the coast.
After the 1920s complex closed in the 1990s it was targeted by vandals and thieves.
The camp had its own cricket pavilion, swimming pool, sports hall, church and war memorial and was later used as a training centre for apprentices, a youth hostel and a World War Two military base
The privately-owned site was auctioned in 2010 and Vale Council planners gave consent for new homes to be created from the buildings.
Prices for the caretaker's bungalow, rectory, camp's former hall, church and accommodation block range from £160,000 to £240,000.
Some fire damaged buildings were demolished.