Red Arrows pay Barry Island flying visit

FLY PAST: The Red Arrows will fly above

FLY PAST: The Red Arrows will fly above (7399267)

First published in News

THE legendary Red Arrows aircraft display team is set to wow the crowds when it visits Barry’s skies as part of the Barry Wartime Weekend.

Taking place at the Barry Tourist Railway, this year’s event will seek to remember the part that the region played during both the Great War, and the Second World War.

Event organiser Ade Pitman said: ‘’The Barry Tourist Railway team have done a fantastic job in securing the Red Arrows for this year’s annual event, and we’re sure that their aerial display will attract thousands of extra visitors to Barry Island.

“There are however a few details to run through due to the proximity of Cardiff Airport, and we will advise the timings of the display once we know more.

“The securing of this display is recognition that the Barry Wartime Weekend has become one of Barry’s premier summer events, and is well thought of in heritage tourism circles.”

He thanked Barry Town and the Vale Council councils for their support, along with Newydd housing association, John’s Cafe, Hot Diggidy Dog and Specktrum Graphics for their sponsorship.

Ade added: “This will once again enable us to make Barry Wartime Weekend a free educational attraction for all the family.

“This year’s event will once again feature living historians, military vehicles and wartime themed stalls, but we’d also like to hear from face-painters and other traders who would like to attend.

“The Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre wartime museum will be open throughout the event, providing the opportunity to visit our Great War trench scene. The Barry Tourist Railway will be operating a Great War era steam train throughout the event.

We would also like to hear from potential sponsors so we can bring in even more attractions to make this year’s Barry Wartime Weekend the best yet; which is fitting for this commemorative year.”

Barry Wartime Weekend takes place the weekend of Aug 30 and 31.

For details visit www.wartimeweekend.co.uk or call Ade Pitman on 07930 874161.

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