Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 13th September 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 13, 1962:
* The Romilly Cinema, Broad Street is to close at the end of next week after over 50 years of film showing - and it is almost certain that it will become a bingo hall.
* Clive Lewis, Barry's globetrotter on a motor-scooter, is returning to his home town early next week after 2.5 years on the roads of four continents. As yet his parents, Mr and Mrs G A Williams, of Barry Road, are not sure of the exact date of his arrival because when he wrote them his last letter he was still waiting in New York for a ship which would take him - and his scooter - and allow him to work his passage back.
* One of the biggest storms in Welsh football blew up on Monday with the sacking of Cardiff City manager Bill Jones of the Parade, Barry, who spent several seasons as manager of the Barry Club at the beginning of the 50's.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 10, 1987:
* A warning that plans for a Marina development at Barry's Old Harbour, which they "believe" includes building more than 270 houses, 75 flats, and hotels, shops and offices, were at an "advanced stage", has been sounded by the Barry Preservation Society and Civic Trust.
* Two young Barry girls, nine-year-olds Sarah Manford of Liscum Way, Highlight Park and Hayley Rawlinson of Colcot Road, who earlier this summer decided to organise a series of events to aid charity, recently raised the marvellous sum of £91 for LATCH.
* Barry lifeboat has been "trapped" in the No 1 Dock by this week's high tides but Associated British Ports have discounted suggestions that their dredging policy has forced the move from the boat's usual mooring in Barry harbour.