FROM the Archive this week features a photograph of The Knap, in Barry, where the scout tents, the old cars and the attire all catch the eye.

Of particular interest in the photograph is the three early coin operated games machines in the centre.

These machines were probably made by Chester Pollard Amusement Co.

They started making games machines like these in 1924.

The first games machine is football; the middle one polo; and the one on the right probably golf.

Electricity was used to light the cabinet but the game was purely mechanical.

It's extremely rare to find any of these games machines in working order today, but it's great to find a photo of them in action at The Knap in the 1920's.

Cllr Hodges would like to thank Mike Heffernan and Mike Anthony for their help in identifying the games machines.

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

If you have an old Barry photograph you would like to see included, with information about what it depicts, email