EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of November 29, 1962:

* A hint that planning permission for a Butlin’s holiday camp at Barry would be sought within the next few weeks . . . and that if it comes it means big business and revenue for the town. This was the outcome of a visit to Barry Island on Monday by a senior executive of the Butlin organisation, who was accompanied by the Mayor, Cllr Bert King.

* Sidroy Mills Ltd, the local lingerie factory, is soon to open a new corsetry unit which, when completed, will provide employment for about 100 school-leavers and increase its present staff by one-third.

* After a distinguished career as a missionary in Nigeria for over 30 years, the Rev B J Jones MBE, returned to his native Barry this week – for good. Mr Jones, who lives in Redbrink Crescent, Barry, took an active part in the work towards Nigerian Independence.

EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of November 26, 1987:

* The profusion of Christmas lights bursting out all over Barry promise to be even bigger and brighter this year thanks to a £3,000 "windfall" being distributed by the Barry Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

* Far from accepting the Vale council’s decision not to include them in talks on the future of the old Barry Town Hall, Barry Town Council members are stepping up their campaign to buy the building for community use.

* Larger than life Barry businessman Ken Rogers has a million pound expansion dream for his Hypervalue company’s headquarters at the Ty Verlon Industrial Estate in Cardiff Road. And the man who transformed a Barry Island stall operation into a multi-million pounds trading empire in just 12 short years makes a habit of turning dreams into reality.