FROM the Archive this week features a photograph of a party of people from the Barry Dock Conservative Club, in Station Street, Barry, in 1919

On August 30, 1919, Barry Dock Conservative Club went to Clevedon for their summer outing.

A company of around 300 set out from Barry on the 'Lady Evelyn' which sailed to Weston, they then caught a train to Clevedon.

A sumptuous dinner was supplied by Mr and Mrs Peacock at the Bristol Hotel, Clevedon, and a toast of appreciation given by the chairman of Barry Dock Cons, Mr George Page.


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A group photograph was then arranged by Mr Charles H. Farmer photographer from Barry Dock, which must have been a challenge considering the numbers.

A return trip to Barry was made that evening.

The club secretary Mr J. H. Cleverdon arranged the trip, other members included in the photograph are Messrs. A. Lewis, H. Lupton Owen, H. Quick, Councillor J. W. Howells, A. Knight, T. Ewbank, J. Knight, A. Davies, J. H. Nelmes, A.J. Bevin, E. Sylvester, E. Ashton, W. Palmer, E. Page and A. H. Bletso.

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

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