THIS week the nostalgia section features a photograph of Barry’s King Square in 1910.

On Saturday May 21, 1910 at precisely 4.30pm the chairman of Barry Urban District Council, Cllr W.R. Lee J.P stood on a platform erected outside the Town Hall and read in English to the 20,000 gathered, the Royal Proclamation of King George V.

This was followed by vice chairman Cllr John Williams reading the Royal Proclamation in Welsh.

Barry Male Voice Choir together with local school children sang the English and Welsh National Anthems accompanied by the Artillery band.

The event being hailed a huge success led to the suggestion that the Council Square in front of the Town Hall be renamed.

On Monday, 11 July 1910 the council held a lively debate about renaming the square "King's Square".

Not all councillors agreed on the name change and various question asked about the use of the apostrophe.

It was settled by the casting vote of the chair Cllr W.R. Lee J.P. to call it King Square - with no apostrophe.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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