Memories from past editions
9:03am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Looking Back
50 years ago
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of August 22, 1963:
• Cries of delight were heard when the Mayor (Ald Brinley Williams) switched on the illuminations at Barry Island, on Friday. The sky was lit up in a galaxy of colour making a glow on the up-turned faces of the spectators.
• Mr and Mrs John David Incledon flew to Harvard University USA, on Sunday, John is he eldest son of Mr and Mrs E H Incledon, of Dock View Road and an old boy of Barry Grammar School.
• Migrating to Australia could scarcely have had a less encouraging start for David Peters, 47, from Gladstone Road – but now he is chief executive officer of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Nearly two years ago colleagues in Britain had told him “You’ll find nothing much to do with the arts in Australia."
25 years ago
EXTRACTS From the Barry & District News of August 25, 1988:
• ‘Fed up’ Cadoxton residents have joined forces and signed a petition asking the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council to clean up rat-infested and litter strewn areas near the local school. The petition plea, which calls for the council to take action over waste land adjoining the corners of Main, Pontypridd and Quarella Streets and land next the school’s steps was lodged at the Civic Offices by the Town Mayor, Cllr Jacqueline Price on Friday.
• A fire at the Barry Island Pleasure Park, which began just before 10.30pm on Tuesday night, took fire crews from Barry and Penarth nearly an hour to extinguish. What at first seemed a straightforward call out to the Gold Mine Railway at the Pleasure Park held problems for the firemen.
• The Station Commander at RAF St Athan, Air Commodore David French, had praised a former mayor of Barry for his ‘positive’ and ‘enthusiastic’ response to the challenge of producing a history of the Vale’s airbase’s general hospital. The results of three years’ research by Dilwyn Ress, of Trem y Don, is the publication of ‘Twenty-one Caring Years’ in St Athan’s 50th anniversary year.