Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:20am Thursday 5th July 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of July 5, 1962:
* 17-year-old Paul Tombs, son of Mrs and Mrs J Tombs of Southey Street, Barry, who is a junior mechanical engineer in the Royal Navy, had successes in the Far Eastern Navy Sports at Singapore. An old boy of Romilly Secondary School, Paul came first in the three miles and second in the mile. He is hoping that his ship will be in Perth, Australia for the Empire Games.
* Two long-service employees of Rank's Mills at Barry, Len Thomas of Evelyn Street and Edward J Evans of Cardiff Road, Cadoxton, received retiring presentations on Friday from the staff and fellow workers. The assistant manager Mr J McMahon made the presentations and offered his best wishes to the two men for a long and happy retirement.
* Over £40 was raised by the Barry League of Pity last week when they organised a hairdressing demonstration give by top stylists Willie Steiner of Cardiff and Newport.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of July 2, 1987:
* A Barry mother, who, along with the rest of the population, has been cursing this summer's dreadful weather, had every reason to be thankful that it was raining on Thursday evening. The rain meant that the three children of Deborah Spiller were indoors at 5.45pm and not in the small back garden of their home in Trinity Street when a "run-away" Land Rover demolished the wall under which they would normally have been playing.
* Monday week was a red-letter day for 18-year-old Paul Beacon of Gladstone Road, Barry. For that's when he started his professional career in the hotel and catering world - as high up the ladder to success as anyone could hope to begin. Paul, the eldest son of Lawrence and Maureen Beacon, is now working at the Dorchester Hotel in London's prestigious Park Lane.
* Over 60 local organisations are to receive grants totalling £9,075 from Barry Town Council. The council, in recent years, has reserved a pool of £10,000 to help local good causes.