50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District News of June 4, 1964:

• The Minister of Housing and Local Government, Sir Keith Joseph will now be called in to make a decision on the siting of the proposed divisional police headquarters and magistrates court in Barry Dock, it was resolved at a meeting of the Glamorgan Standing Joint Police Committee on Monday. At present there is deadlock between this committee and the Corporation over the siting of the HQ.

Barry Town Council is planning ahead for the motor age in the erection of new council houses, but there was divergence of opinion at a meeting of the Public Works and Planning Committee on Monday whether it was necessary at this stage to have a garage for each of the new factory-built houses to be erected at the David Street site.

• The official opening of the Cambrian Airways new engineering office block and hangar extension at Cardiff (Rhoose) Airport, will take place on Thursday, June 11.

• Two submarines are to visit Barry Docks from August 27 to August 31, and at a meeting of the Entertainments and Seaside Activities Committee on Thursday it was agreed to grant the usual free facilities to the ships’ personnel.

• William John Collings of Ceri Avenue, Rhoose was on Monday presented with £200 by Sir Richard Brooke, managing director of Guest Keen and Nettlefolds, Cardiff, for an invention which has increased output in the strip galvanising plant by 20 per cent. Sir Richard said the invention “had hit the jackpot”.

• Wenvoe Young Farmers’ Club was poorly represented at the 21st Annual County Rally of the Glamorgan County Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs held at Romilly Park, Barry, on Saturday, which was well attended by Barry townsfolk.

• The Barry Plastics “A” team from Barry won the Hague First Aid Competition (promoted by the Distillers Company Limited) held at the Tavistock Hotel, London, on Thursday. This was the Barry team’s first success since the competition was started in 1956. It was a considerable achievement for the whole of the factories within the the group are encouraged to enter.