Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago

First published in Looking Back

EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of October 4, 1962:

* Moves to counteract the recommendation of the Rochdale Committee that Barry Docks should eventually be closed and its traffic transferred to Cardiff are already going ahead, and it is evident that strong representations will be made to the Minister of Transport.

* Two local men have shared a £2,180 football pool prize organised by the Glamorgan County Cricket Supporters’ Club. It is the first big prize won in this area since the club joined a larger pool in which 11 other counties take part. The winners are Mr E Williams, of Park Road, Barry, and Mr C Davies, captain of Wenvoe Cricket Club, who recently moved from Wenvoe to Llandaff, Cardiff.

* Mr Myer Cohen of Sully, the Barry and Cardiff solicitor, has been installed as president of the Cardiff Law Society.

EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of October 1, 1987:

* Approval for a 600-house "village" development at the Atlantic Trading Estate would not only close the door on the 3,000-jobs redevelopment planned by Associated British Port but could also be "highly detrimental" to the economic future of Barry Docks, a public inquiry inspector heard this week.

* HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan Susan Williams, MBE, has presented Thomas E Davies of Westward Rise, Garden Suburb, Barry, with the British Empire Medal at the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council’s Offices in Holton Road, Barry.

* Barry sculptor Robert Thomas has been asked to make the first portrait model of the Princess of Wales. Mr Thomas has been commissioned by Welsh peers in the House of Lords, led by Lord Chalfont, to cast the model of the princess in bronze for exhibition in St David’s Hall, Cardiff. He is modelling the portrait in clay during sittings at Kensington Palace, London.

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