FROM the Archive this week features a photograph of Cadoxton School during World War One.

In 1915 Cadoxton School was requisitioned for military purposes for World War One.

This photograph shows troops training in the school yard whilst children look on.

Other schools in Barry were also used for military purposes including Romilly School.

Many children in Barry were missing out on an education due to lack of accommodation to hold lessons.

However, what upset the local politicians and clergy wasn't children missing lessons but the introduction of military canteens set up in these schools which sold beer to the troops.

Temperance supporters claimed young men were arriving in Barry and drinking beer for the very first time in these canteens and were being led into temptation.

The council decided after a heated discussion in the education committee, to write to the officer in command to ask for a ban on the sale of beer in schools.

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

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