Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 8th November 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of November 8, 1962:
* With the Barry Corporation determined to go ahead with its policy of getting rid of the pigeons around the Town Hall and King Square, bird lovers are adopting a new policy. They are asking people not to feed them anymore around the Town Hall so that they will thus disperse and avoid extermination.
* Clive Lewis, the Barry youth who left Barry for a round-the-world tour on his motor scooter in January, 1960, was expected to arrive at Dover yesterday (Wednesday). Clive is the son of ex-Inspector George Lewis and Mrs Lewis of Barry Road.
* When the Barry Town Council meets on Monday next, members will be called upon to take the first definite step towards the creation of a new shopping centre. They will be asked to approve a recommendation of the special sub-committee appointed by the council to investigate the scheme proposed by Ravenseft Ltd, a London Finance Company.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of November 5, 1987:
* More than 12 months of painstaking research, study and hard work will come to fruition for Barry sculptor Robert Thomas at 11am on Monday, November 16, when his life-sized bronze statue of Nye Bevan is unveiled at Cardiff’s Queen Street pedestrian precinct. The £21,000 project was commissioned by South Glamorgan County Council as an all-Wales tribute to the late Ebbw Vale MP.
* A £2m boost for BP Chemicals’ Barry Division, which produces nitrile rubber, phenolic resins and phenolic foam, started this week. Designed to improve efficiency and the quality of finished products, the major investment is scheduled to run until early 1989.
* Dr Edward Doherty and his two sons, Geraint, eight, and Owain, five, recently presented a £1,000 cheque, on behalf of the Hearts of Wales Appeal, to Ann Davies, head of public affairs for Heartbeat Wales. The money was raised by Dr Doherty who ran in the Cardiff half marathon in September.