Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 12th July 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of July 12, 1962:
* Following the decision of two Methodist congregations in Barry to unite from the beginning of September, the Holton Road Methodist Church and the adjoining Wesley Hall is for sale.
* Two years ago after a review of the housing needs of the town, the Housing Management Committee told the Town Council that it needed 500 houses over the next five years to meet its urgent needs.
* Speaking at the annual speech day of Cadoxton Secondary Boys' School, Ald C T Price, who presided, commented upon the fact that the old building was not totally inadequate for present-day education. "We are striving to replace these older-type buildings," he declared.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of July 9, 1987:
* Two keen soccer players will be members of the British team at the Special Olympics in Indiana, USA, this summer thanks to the marvellous fundraising efforts of Barry businessmen Phillp Cossey and Philip Psillides. Sixteen-year-old Shane Booker of Barry and 30-year-old James Shapley of Penarth were selected for the British squad after being members of a gold medal winning team from Ysgol Maes Dyfan/Maes Dyfan Youth Centre at the Special Games in Brighton last year.
* Having been cleared of allegations of electoral misconduct during the May municipal elections, leading Vale council members Councillors Brinley Edmunds and John Cotter hit back at their accuser for being "petty" and "vindictive". Chief Inspector Brian Roden, whose report was then sent to the Crown Prosecution Service, carried out an exhaustive investigation of the complaint by former Conservative town Councillor Colin Roberts. The CPS has now concluded that no offence was committed and no action should be taken against either councillor.
* A near £2m boost is being given to a major docks development at Barry from the European Regional Development Fund, it was announced this week. The £1,875,000 grant to Associated British Ports, which has been approved by the European Commission is to help offset the capital costs of developing the No 3 terminal at Barry Docks.