Memories from past editions
9:02am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Looking Back
50 years ago
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 12, 1963:
• Another Barry self-build group is anxious to secure land from the Corporation with the object of constructing 20 of a special type of house recently advocated by a national newspaper. But the houses came in for some criticism.
• In all probability the Pontypridd Road tip will be closed down, finally and for ever, at the end of this month, members of the Health Commitee heard with relief on Tuesday. Mr M Croker, of the Borough Engineer’s Department, told the committee that he saw no reason why the tip should not be closed down by the end of the month.
• The fourth anniversary of the granting of the Freedom of Barry to the RAF Station, St Athan was marked on Saturday by a parade through the main streets of the town and a civic luncheon at the Memorial Hall.
• Nine-month old Ian Woodfield of Main Street, Cadoxton won the Bonny Babies’ competition at Butlin’s Holiday Camp, Pwllheli, this week.
25 YEARS AGO
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 15, 1988:
• Two local councillors, described by national officials as ‘energetic and effective’, have been expelled from the Vale of Glamorgan Conservative Association. The expulsion of Vale borough councillors Tony Hampton, of Barry, and Hilary James of Rhoose, follows a long-running dispute within the conservative Party locally.
• Vale borough councillors have sanctioned the use of bed and breakfast accommodation following a ‘significant increase’ in the number of homeless families in the area. The problem was so acute members of the authority’s Housing Committee were told on Wednesday week, that resources had been strained to breaking point. Housing director Elis Fisher warned: “We are in considerable difficulty and in danger of being overwhelmed.”