50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District News of April 20, 1967:

A clear, blue sky, brilliant sunshine and the Flag of St George fluttering bravely from the church tower - this was the setting for the annual parade of Barry’s scouts at All Saints Church.

The number of persons unemployed on April 10 topped the 760 mark and the chief reason is given as increased unemployment in the ship-repairing industry at Barry Docks.

Rag Week in Barry began yesterday and culminates on Saturday with a procession of floats through the town to Barry Island followed by a Rag dance at the Memorial Hall.

Cricket matches at the Barry Rugby Club ground at the Reservoir Field should now become a reality as a result of a decision which was approved by Barry Town Council recently. The decision to allow the playing of cricket at the pitch follows several months of controversy over the matter.

The under-16 basketball team scored a convincing win over the Sports Centre in a hotly contested game held at the Comprehensive School on Tuesday, the score was 40-28.

Saturday, July 1, promises to be a great day for the local Scout Movement - and for Barry as a whole. The annual fete in Romilly Park is dedicated this year to the diamond jubilee of Scouting; surely an event worth celebrating.

A notable week for the Barry Town Club and their Welsh amateur international centre half. With five points from their three home games, Barry are now virtually safe from the indignity of having to apply for re-election to the Southern League, of which they are founder members.

Barry Dockers maintained their challenge at the top of division one, collecting three points from two games over the past week.