Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 28th February 2013 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of February 28, 1963:
* Following the visit to Barry and the inspection of the docks by Sir Keith Joseph in his capacity as Minister of Welsh Affairs on Friday, the Mayor (Cllr Bert King) said: "He left me confident that he will do everything he possibly can to help us."
* The skill and courage of a Barry tanker master, Captain Frederick Richards, saved his ship from destruction in the estuary of the River Scheldt in Holland on Monday night. He was skipper of the 13,350-ton British tanker Abadesa, which collided with a Panamanian tanker, the Miraflores.
* There is to be a public inquiry by an inspector of the Minister of Housing and Local Government into the proposal for a Butlin’s holiday camp at Barry Island, and it is understood that it will be held early in April.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of February 25, 1988:
* Left wing members of Barry Town Council’s controlling Labour group were this week accused of being ‘hell bent on setting up the People’s Republic of Barry’ at somebody else’s expense. The charge came from Tory group leader Cllr Nick Martin during a bid to cut £20,000 from the council’s spending budget.
* Meeting world famous statesmen and celebrities is becoming almost commonplace for former Barry Grammar School pupil Susan Baraldi. But even she confessed to being a little excited when she was introduced to the Pope in Rome.
* Fourth and Fifth form pupils at Bryn Hafren Girls’ Comprehensive School have set up their own radio station under the guidance of their media studies tutors, Irene Lewis and Erica Kirkbride. The station, which will broadcast every lunch hour, was launched on Friday week in the presence of the Mayor of Barry, Cllr Mrs Dorothy Rees.