THIS week the nostalgia section features Windsor Road Sunday School in 1915.

The back of this photograph has a message to Miss Edith Stradling, in Canon Street, in Barry, asking her to be present at the Windsor Road Sunday School next Sunday and initialled by J.C.M.

This is believed to be John Claxton Meggitt and it is thought he is the man on the far right in the photograph.

Mr Meggitt was the secretary of Barry Congregational Church, in Windsor Road.

He was a local progressive Liberal councillor and quite a significant character in early Barry history.

Mr Meggitt was the first merchant to begin business in Barry.

His first cargo of timber entered the Old Harbour in October 1884.

He took an active role in helping many good works around the town in education, hospitals, and establishing the first free library.

He is buried in Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery and Meggitt Road, in the Colcot area, bears his name.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the information.

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