Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 20th September 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 20, 1962:
* Take-offs by Derby Aviation’s four-engined DC-4 "Argonaut" aircraft late at night have been causing much annoyance to the villagers of Rhoose, the Penmark Parish Council learned at their meeting on Thursday. They were told that there had been reports of young children waking up terrified by the noise the aircraft made as it passed low over the village. The Argonaut is the largest aircraft ever to operate regularly from Rhoose.
* Members of the Barry Finance and Parliamentary Committee recommended on Monday that an application by Jehovah’s Witnesses for a reduction of hire charges for the Memorial Hall in respect of a Religious Assembly for the East Glamorgan Circuit on August 17 and 19, be refused.
* The King Square pigeons, for years a familiar sight to townspeople, will soon disappear. Council members have decided they are a nuisance and last week called in the help of local Wood Pigeon Club to get rid of them. Ald R D Williams said the club was willing to offer their service free and would remove the pigeons quite painlessly.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 17, 1987:
* The dramatic transformation of Dow Corning’s Barry plant from an ailing operation into a world centre of high technology, owed as much to the hard working co-operation of the employees as a £105m investment package. That was the clear message spelled out this week by Dow Corning chiefs at Barry when the Secretary of State for Wales Peter Walker unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of the latest phase of the "Dragon" 10-year investment project.
* One Barry household will need an extra trophy room if the boxing successes of 16-year-old Clayton Smith are emulated by two younger brothers, Cain, 13, a pupil at Barry Boys’ Comprehensive School and Aeron, eight, who attends Holton Road Junior School, who have followed him into the ring. Clayton who is member of Cardiff’s Highfields club, is rated one of Wales’ most outstanding prospects after winning five major titles last year.
* Senior Vale councillors and the Barry Preservation Society and Civic Trust, who have been at loggerheads for years over the King Square, Barry, redevelopment issue, were united last week in welcoming news of the £1.5m project planned by Dan Evans stores.