Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:10am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of August 2, 1962:
*One of the most valuable sites in the centre of the town has been sold – subject to the approval of the Methodist Church Chapel Department in Manchester. It comprises the premises of Holton Road Methodist Church and the adjoining Wesley Hall at the junction of Holton Road with Llantwit Street.
*Friday was a great day for the Friends of Sully Hospital . . . the opening of a bungalow where relatives of very ill patients can stay overnight at the hospital. To realise this object they had to raise over £4,000, and the Minister of Health, Enoch Powell, who performed the opening ceremony, joined in well-deserved tributes to their efforts.
*The development of Barry’s foreshore is attracting increasing interest from private concerns, the most important being an offer by the Cardiff financier, Julian Hodge, to develop a chalet camp on the cliffs overlooking Jackson’s Bay, Barry Island.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of July 30, 1987:
*A £200,000 scheme for upgrading Barry’s Central Park, making environmental improvements to the town centre with the possibility of pedestrianisation or a project linked to the commercial improvement area, has been included in a £1m-plus package being submitted to the Welsh Office.
*There will be no pop concert at Barry Island Promenade in aid of the Save The Children Fund during 1987 . . . That was the only clear cut message to emerge from a welter of Vale council debate on Monday night in which one councillor was accused of having "the imagination of a carrot."
*Archaeologists working on an ancient cemetery site on the edge of Barry are finding more and more variations of burials. The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, excavating at the Atlantic Trading Estate, has discovered burials dating from between the fourth and seventh centuries.