Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 8th March 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of March 8, 1962:
* Rumours that there are smallpox suspects in Barry are "unfounded" and "complete boloney" local medical officers said yesterday (Wednesday).
* One of the attractions at Barry Island this summer will be Leon Volpre's miniature dog and pony circus, which will be staged on the promenade square in front of the Merrie Friars Café for a period of four weeks.
* Thanks to the hard weather Barry managed to play three home games on the Jenner Park Ground last week, but it was obvious the rough, bone-hard surface was not to their liking. In the Welsh Cup they went down in extra time of a poor game to Bangor City, and then on Saturday conceded both points, despite a much-changed forward line, to Burton Albion. It was not until weekend snow had softened the surface that they showed better form to beat Darford on Monday.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of March 5, 1987:
* Barry Island is set to go international at Easter when visitors arriving by car, coach or train will be handed a "passport to Barry Island" saying "welcome" in fourteen different languages.
* Former world darts champion Alan Evans has the Vale council's Environmental Health chiefs in his sights. He's angry because they've turned down his bid for an entertainments licence at his town centre Sports and Social Club. No less angry are the club's 1,600 paid-up members.
* Householders in the Vale look set to escape any rise in the borough council rate. The Vale's Finance Committee tonight (Thursday) will recommend that the authority's rate for 1987-88 should remain unchanged at 22.5p in the pound.