Memories from past editions
11:02am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Looking Back
50 years ago
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of October 10, 1963:
• On Saturday night the harbour entrance at Barry was a mass of colour when the St John’s Ambulance Brigade held a moonlight exercise. The Barry lifeboat, along with C H Bailey’s ferry, and three boats from the Barry Yacht Club was used to ferry survivors from the imaginary wrecked ships to the waiting ambulances.
• The new Sports Centre at the Colcot, which was to be unofficially opened yesterday (Wednesday) has come under fire from the nearby residents of Highfield Close and Colcot Road. The main cause for concern seems to be the general design of the building, the choice of colour of the bricks and the news that a bar is to be incorporated in the building.
• Lt Col A J Allcock, commanding officer of No 2 SRD leaves Barry this weekend for a new posting in Germany, and in an interview with a “News and Herald” reporter looked back on the history of this RASC stores reserve depot which has now been closed down.
25 years ago
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of October 13, 1988:
• Cardiff-New York direct is the ‘dream come true’ prospect for next summer being celebrated by Cardiff-Wales Airport chiefs at Rhoose. Starting next year an as yet unnamed airline will be flying a regular Saturday service to the Big Apple with American Airplan arranging flights and reservations as tour operators.
• West Barry residents who fear housing development could destroy the green fields beauty of land between Servern Avenue and Colcot Road are calling for action from the Secretary of State for Wales. In a petition being compiled by Cllr Emlyn Williams, worried residents ‘implore’ the Minister not to grant land owners Watery Lane Properties Ltd a certificate authorising ‘appropriate alternative development’ on the 16 acre site.
• Barry and District Skittles League side Cavaliers, who collected no fewer than seven trophies last season, added to their reputation as one of the best teams in the area by winning a prestigious summer tournament and over £1,000 at Cogan.