STEP back in time with these wonderful photographs of Barry Island beach and resort.

From picnics on the sand to the 'scenic railway', the beach has been enjoyed by visitors for generations.

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Whitmore Bay in 1927. Picture: Sheree Conibear

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A very young John Carless (seated on the elephant) poses for a photograph with his Mum & Dad (sadly now deceased) on the western square of the Promenade in 1955. Picture: John Carless

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The Friars Road entrance to the fairground & a great, side-on view of the iconic Scenic Railway. Picture: BIHG Archives

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Staff from one of the sea-front cafes pose for a group photograph. Picture: Andy Wicks

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Daytrippers enjoying a picnic on the snd in the 1940s

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The photographs are featured courtesy of Barry Island Historical Group on Facebook. You can find them at