FROM the Archive this week features an early photograph of Plymouth Road, in Barry Island.

The corner shop on Plymouth Road was a butcher run by master butcher Richard Lewis, born in Bridgend.

He moved to Barry Island in 1896 with his wife Elizabeth and children and established his shop.

In 1905 everything was 'shop local' including the meat for sale in Lewis Butchers as his cattle was raised on the Island.

Richard was fined two shillings and 6d by Barry Police Court in 1905 for allowing one of his cows to stray on Barry Island.

He said: "The animal had only gone to the trough for a drink."

The same drinking trough was used for horses in 1909 and became a topic for council discussion when it came to light some people were selling tea on the sands made from the trough water.

The matter was referred to the Health Committee.

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

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