50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of August 27, 1964:

Next Tuesday, September 1, marks another milestone in the history of Barry Docks.

On that day Barry becomes the main coal-shipping port for the eastern end of the Bristol Channel. Coal shipments will cease at Cardiff and Newport, which will become general cargo-only ports, and trade will be concentrated at Barry.

In preparation for the take-over of Cardiff (Rhoose) airport by Glamorgan County Council in April, 1965, administration and expansion schemes taking place at three major British airports will be studied by members of the county council during the next few months.

Two Royal Navy submarines, H.M.S. Tiptoe and H.M.S. Aurochs will visit Barry this weekend, arriving in the docks on Friday morning. They will berth at No. 1 Dock near No. 7 wall, and will stay in port until noon on Monday.

After nearly 10 years since the Barry Nursing and Samaritan Association initiated the scheme for providing the elderly folk of Barry with a chiropody service, it has now been “taken over” by the Glamorgan County Council as pat of the National Health Scheme.

The Cadoxton Branch of the Barry Townswomen’s Guild held a very successful Summer Bazaar recently, and realised the sum of £79 5s. This they have very kindly donated to the Barry Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild.

A new drive for increased membership of the Barr Town Supporters' Club was the outcome of the annual general meeting which was held at the headquarters, Holton Road, on Tuesday week before a very small attendance.

Barrians flocked to the Salvation Army Hall, Holton Road, on Wednesday week to hear the fruits of the Summer School of Music held during the week in the Coleg-y-Fro, Y.M.C.A. College, Rhoose, organised by the Salvation Army Cardiff Division, embracing 40 centres of work throughout South Wales and the valleys.

The eleventh annual Dinas Powis Gymkhana will be held at Dinas Powis Moors on Saturday when some fine displays of horsemanship are expected to be seen from the large entry.