Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 27, 1962:
* A 10-year-old boy and a shop assistant narrowly escaped serious injury on Monday when a Dukw, an amphibious vehicle weighing over six tons, crashed across Holton Road from King Square into the plate glass window of Madge Evans Ltd.
* The News and Herald understands that Wilf Grant, the ex Cardiff City Trainer, who was sacked with former Barry Town manager Bill Jones, has now joined Barry Town on a part-time basis. He was helping with the training of players on Tuesday evening.
* Two of the most controversial subjects in present day politics were chosen for his talk to the Barry Island Men’s Fellowship on Monday by Michael Foot, MP for Ebbw Vale.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of September 24, 1987:
* Facing the prospect of having an oil and chemical storage depot sited within 300 metres of their homes, a group of local residents have formed an action committee to fight the proposals. The Bendrick and Hayes Road Action Committee have already criticised the plan to relocate the existing Powell Duffryn "tank farm" from the west to the eastern end of Barry Docks as part of Associated British Ports’ redevelopment as "hazardous and irresponsible."
* Barry’s glory days as the coal exporting epicentre of the British Empire and the magical playground for countless thousands of day visitors has come and gone, but the town was still equipped to satisfy the 21st Century’s thirst for leisure facilities . . . That was the stirring message proclaimed by local historian Professor Dai Smith at the opening of the Barry Chamber of Trade and Commerce tourism seminar this week.
* Eight-year-old Claire Louise Webber dressed up as an "Interflora Bouquet of Flowers" to win top prize while on a recent holiday at Pontin’s Brean Sands holiday centre in Somerset. Clare of Montgomery Road won the weekly Calippo creative costume contest and was presented with an inscribed trophy.