Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago

Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago

Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago

First published in Looking Back

EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of February 21, 1963:

* Not everyone is a bingo enthusiast, but at least one Barry family is grateful for the craze which has swept the country in the last couple of years. Dorothy Hellyar, of Princes Street, has found it a most lucrative pastime. On Wednesday week she won a total of £254 at the Romilly Bingo Hall – the largest amount ever won in one night in Barry, and the most the Barton chain of bingo halls has ever paid out.

* The Barry team, which reached the final of the BBC "Treble Chance" quiz lost in the final, recorded at the Camden Theatre, London, on Thursday. They went down by the narrow margin of three points against Hastings, their opponents.

* A dog that was allowed to run loose by a careless spectator cost Derek Denley certain victory in the Welsh YMCA Boys’ cross country championship at Bridgend on Saturday. The incident came at the end of a gruelling 21-mile course.

EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of February 18, 1988:

* An angry confrontation between prominent Barry and Vale Tories ended with the police being called to the town’s Wyndham Conservative Club on Tuesday night where a group of people were refused admission to the Illtyd Ward’s annual general meeting. After taking statements from ward chairman Cllr Emlyn Williams and Cllr Tony Hampton – one of the people barred from the meeting – the police asked the group to leave the premises. They did so peacefully and there were no arrests.

* Conservation work on the Barry Island Causeway has been praised by business entrepreneur Richard Branson in his role as chairman of UK 2000 – the Government’s environmental improvement campaign. During a visit to Cardiff last week Mr Branson head of Virgin Records, presented UK 2000 kitemarking certificates for 10 projects.

* Nurses at Sully Hospital are planning to stage a six-hour protest demonstration at the hospital on St David’s Day – two weeks before the national protest called for March 14 by the Confederation of Health Service Employees.

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