FROM the Archive this week features a postcard produced and sold by Mr F. R. Hurford who ran a newsagents/hairdressers on Holton Road.

On January, 12 1899 a terrific storm battered Barry.

You walked up Holton Road at your own peril as chimney pots and slates were blown around landing in the street.

A billboard narrowly missed a young lad going home from Holton Road school.

He was taken home but his injuries luckily were not serious.

A large window in the sweet shop of Mr Beynon opposite Holton Road School was smashed in by the force of the storm.

At the dock a wooden building owned by District Council was tethered by ropes to stop it blowing into the sea.

Wild weather seems the norm now with the Vale council recently declaring a climate change emergency.

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

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