Memories from past editions
9:02am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Looking Back
50 years ago
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 5, 1963:
* The closure of rail services to the Vale of Glamorgan would have an adverse affect on the livelihood of the trading community of Barry, a public inquiry on the proposed closure was told in Cardiff on Monday.
* Mr John Alun Emlyn-Jones, of Danycoed Road,Cyncoed, Cardiff, son of the late Mr J E Emlyn-Jones, Liberal MP for North Dorset from 1922-24, has been approached to stand a Liberal candidate for the Barry Division at the General Election.
* The new factory doctor for the Barry district is Dr F L Thomas of Court Road, Barry. He succeeds Dr G W Monro, who has retired. Dr Thomas took over his new duties on Monday. He is responsible for an area which includes the whole of the Borough of Barry and part of the Cardiff Rural District Council area.
25 years ago
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 8, 1988:
* Local fireman Barry Cahusac has blazed a letters trail across the world in his quest to boost the funds of the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London, local children's charities and the Fire Service Benevolent Fund. Over the past nine months Mr Cahusac of Trinity Street, Barry has sent out over 650 letters to Royalty, politicians and sporting, television and entertainment personalities appealing or donations of personal mementoes.
* The minister with the longest-serving record in Barry, the Rev Arthen Edwards will be preaching his last sermon at Salem Baptist Church this Sunday, September 11. Mr Edwards, who was ordained in 1938 in Ebbw Vale, moved to Barry in 1952.
* Barry Docks Lifeboat Arun (coxswain Ray Finn) was launched on Sunday night to search for a converted ships lifeboat reported to have lost engine power in the Bristol Channel off Lavernock. The 28ft vessel Corel, with five people on board was eventually located with the help of a land-based mobile unit belonging to the Coastguard service.