FROM the Archive this week features a photograph of cafes in Paget Road, Barry Island.

This photograph, taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s, of Paget Road is full of cafes selling a favourite seaside treat of fish and chips.

Many of these cafes had geared their business to deal with coach parties and mass catering.

However, in the late 1950s local residents were getting fed up of rowdy trippers saying the coach parties did not leave until late at night


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So upset were residents in 1958 that they signed a petition asking the Council to enforce a curfew on coaches by closing the car parks each night.

Residents claimed they could not go to bed until the last coach left the island because of the terrifying noise created by drunken hooligan adolescents.

The mayor Mr R.M. Howell said that visitors should "behave or go home early."

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

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