Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 1st November 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of November 1, 1962:
* The fate of the pigeons who have made their homes on Barry Town Hall and are regularly fed by local people on King Square was due to be settled at a conference last night (Wednesday) . . . and a petition and protest march by local children was one of the factors to be taken into account.
* If you thought you recognised the face behind the beard on Monday’s edition of "What’s My Line" the television panel game, you were right! Desmond Skirrow was born and brought up in Barry, although he left the town just before the war.
* Basil Bright, Barry Town’s right full-back has just completed 10 years service with the club. Bright has given yeoman service, and is still playing as well as ever. He first played for Barry Island YPA and had a spell with Ipswich Town before coming to Jenner Park when Bill Jones was manager.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of October 29, 1987:
* Barry Town Council are baring their teeth and preparing "to fight like hell" on the future of the old Town Hall at King Square. Opposing them in the threatened battle is the Vale Council which provoked an angry response from Labour town councillors by simply "noting" the town’s request to buy the building for community use.
* Four apprentices at Dow Corning’s Barry plant, Roy Phillips, Gerard Shannon, Jeremy Hopkins and John Barrett, who produced a chip pan fire simulator to highlight one of the most common causes of household fires, have been presented with gift vouchers to mark their achievement.
* A special fireman’s helmet worth £1,000 has been presented to the Fire Service National Benevolent Fund by an anonymous donor in appreciation of the speed with which fire crews attended a serious blaze. The helmet was imprinted with two cheques for £500 and signed by "Reg Charity" and "Ben Evolent."