A BARRY history group is encouraging Vale residents to make a date with their Christmas shopping in August by grabbing a 2015 calendar.

Barry Island Historical Group is catering for early Christmas present gift buyers may making its calendar available at its exhibition at Barry Island Community Centre, this weekend.

The exhibition runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, August 23 and 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, August 24.

Calendars cost £5 and all proceeds will help keep the group going and fund an A3 scanner.

Following the exhibition calendars will be available through some to-be-determined outlets and via the Barry Island Historical Group on Facebook.