Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 7th February 2013 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of February 7, 1963:
* One of the first victims of the football freeze-up is Barry Town manager Alf Sherwood, who has been given a fortnight’s notice by the directors. But this news will come as no surprise to the Barry soccer fans in view of the unhappy state of the club’s finances.
* There have been a total of 294 objections to the plans for the establishment of a Butlin’s holiday camp at Barry Island, but the Glamorgan County Planning Committee on Friday agreed to ask the Minister of Housing and Local Government to authorise planning permission for the project.
* With conditions in some places in the town as bad as they were after the first blizzard six weeks ago, it seems that the whole cycle of bad weather could well start all over again – but with slightly milder weather greatly increasing the risks of burst pipes, etc.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of February 4, 1988:
* Angry Tory members of the Vale Finance Committee this week slammed ‘irresponsible’ community councils whose increased rate demands may cost the Vale £103,000 in lost Government grant and thwart their hopes of cutting the borough rate by eight per cent.
* Thirsty thieves had a field day when they struck at a lorry load of canned drinks at Barry’s Atlantic Trading Estate. Their £1,080 haul comprised no fewer than 3,600 cans valued at 30p each!
* A music-loving Barry schoolgirl has been accepted as a member of the National Youth Choir of Wales. 18-year-old contralto Dawn Wilson, a pupil at Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School, attended auditions last November and heard of her success last month. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs W K Wilson of Court Road.