FROM the Archive this week features a photograph of Bethel Baptist A.F.C.

In 1912 Barry Bethel Baptist A.F.C. were runners up in the Second Division Cardiff and District League and runners up in the A. S.R.S (Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants) Cup competition.

W. (Bill) Jennings their captain holding the ball in the front row was signed by Bolton soon after this photograph and had a magnificent career.

He won two FA Cup winners medals (1923 and 1926), won full international caps for Wales and was the first Welsh senior international from Barry.

He also managed Cardiff City and Barry Town.


From the Archive: Going to a spiritual place in Barry

From the Archive: a church in need of repairs

From the Archive: St Helen's RC Church

Back row: E. James, J. Stapleton, Mr T. Wilde (vice president), Rev. Ingli James (president), A.R. Jones (hon. secretary), S. Rowe, M. James (assistant secretary),

Second row: Mr.G. Davies (vice president), B, Rowlands, W.J. Griffiths, W.J. Jenkins, G.White, A. Cann, J. Watson, F. Tippett (vice captain), A.Jones

Front row, E. Howells, R. Jones, W. Jennings (Captain), C. Smith, A. Davies, H.E. Harding (Trainer)

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

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