Memories from past editions
9:02am Thursday 24th October 2013 in Looking Back
50 years ago
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of October 24, 1963:
• Important schemes – one described as “a magnificent scheme” for a hotel a Barry Island and the others for shops at Wyndham Street and Holton Road – affecting the development of the town have been submitted for planning approval. But there is a snag which may affect the Barry Island Hotel scheme, though several members of the Barry Public Works and Planning Committee at their meeting on Monday described it as the type of development they were keen to encourage.
• As exclusively announced in the “News and Herald” some months ago it is proposed to erect a supermarket and shops on the site of the former Methodist Church and Wesley Hall, Holton Road, on which the work of demolition is now practically complete. Blacklodge Development Ltd the Cardiff company concerned, have submitted details plans to the Barry Public Works and Planning Committee, and they are now awaiting observations of the Glamorgan County Council’s planning officer. The proposals embrace a supermarket/coffee bar-salon with storage above, a laundromat and two lock-up shops.
• Speaking at a meeting of the Ideas and Information Committee of the Barry Divisional Conservative Association on Wednesday week, Raymond Gower, MP for Barry, dealt mainly with the town’s industrial future and especially with the opposition to the Rochdale Committee’s recommendation to close Barry Docks.
25 years ago
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of November 3, 1988:
• The Safeway superstore at Palmerston Road, Barry, is alive and kicking and very much open for business....That’s the good news being celebrated by the store manager Shaun Cullen and his staff after the nasty shock they were given last week by the Barry & District News reporting that the former Presto store had been demolished! Well it is scheduled for demolition and replacement by a bigger and better Safeways on the same site.
• Fears that house building operations might involve rock blasting and possible damage to existing homes on a Barry clifftop site were dismissed as ‘red herrings’ by Vale planners this week.