FROM the Archive this week features a photograph taken by Mr T. L. Howe, Penarth and Barry.

Mr Howe had offices on the Promenade, Penarth.

In the photograph are visitors to Barry Island in the early 20th century.

They are most likely sitting on the steps between Barry Island Refreshment Rooms and the Barry Urban Council cloakroom and lavatories.


From the Archive: beach inspectors prove their worth

From the archive: aiming to make Barry Island like Blackpool

From the Archive: Whitsun crowds at Barry Island

Many children visited the island funded by the Pearson’s Fresh Air Fund.

Founded in 1892 by the philanthropist Sir Arthur Pearson the fund enabled disadvantaged children to take part in outdoor activities.

Thousands of children visited Barry Island mostly from Cardiff.

Their visit usually involved a sumptuous tea at the Refreshment Rooms provided by the owner Miss Long.

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

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