FROM the Archive this week features a photograph of Romilly School Boys Choir in Barry.

In 1921 Romilly School Boys Choir were given a leave of absence by the council education committee to undertake a week’s tour of Belgium, between May 13 and f May 21.

Around 40 boys together with the headmaster Mr R. T. Evans and conductor Mr W. M. Williams visited Ostend, Leige, Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges.

The choir had an international reputation having previously won at the Eisteddfod and visited the USA in 1914, performing for the president.

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In 1921 the boys choir sung in three languages English, Welsh and Esperanto and were accompanied by the school violin orchestra.

All proceeds from their 1921 concert tour was donated to the Belgian War Invalids Institute.

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

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