Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago
7:00am Thursday 11th October 2012 in Looking Back
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of October 11, 1962:
* Arthur Woodward, the well-known and popular manager of the Theatre Royal Cinema, Barry, is leave the cinema industry in which he has been engaged since leaving school 40 years ago.
* Hopes that Barry Town would make a serious bid for promotion in the Southern League have been shattered by a poor start to the season, and especially by recent form in home games. Attendance at Jenner Park has suffered in consequence, and two gates of just under 600 have been among the lowest ever recorded in the club’s history.
* Fleet Street journalist Richard Beeston, who last week was expelled from Ghana for the second time, is the grandson of the late Alban Richards who was responsible for building many of the houses, hotels and schools in Barry many years ago. The Richards family lived in the town during its early days; their home was Tynewydd House.
EXTRACTS from the Barry & District News of October 8, 1987:
* Tory dreams of quietly and quickly dropping two of their former Vale council group colleagues from membership of two major committees were rudely shattered in yet another strife-torn council meeting on Monday. Using the time-worn ploy of quickly moving "the question be now put" in order to stop debate, the embattled Conservative group did finally manage to remove Councillors Hilary James and Tony Hampton from both the Leisure Services and the Housing Committees.
* New Beggarswell allotment holder Bill Brind, of Vale Street, was the winner of this year’s Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council’s best kept allotments competition. He received the cup from the Mayor of the Vale, Cllr Evelyn Lloyd.
* A fresh bid by Barry Town Council to buy the old Town Hall has been swiftly rejected by Vale policy makers, and the Barry Citizens’ Action Group have been told bluntly that commercial development of the King Square site is still on the cards.