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Extracts from the Barry & District

News of September 24, 1964:

Speaking at the presentation of awards at the Barry Road Safety Car Rally, at the Memorial Hall on Sunday, Coun Darwin Hinds, vice-chairman of the Road Safety Committee, noted with surprise that there was only one woman entry.

Cadoxton, Gladstone and Barry Island infant schools come before Romilly Infant School on the schedule for modernising toilets, the Divisional Education Officer, informed members of the South East Glamorgan Divisional Executive at a meeting held on Wednesday week.

The wide range of modern fashions for the autumn and winter, collected by the Barry and District Co-operative Society, were attractively displayed to capacity audiences at a mannequin parade presented on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Though the store is departmental and anyone is free to walk round, this is the first time that many people have had a chance to view the clothes from such a vantage point, as this was the first fashion show given by the society in Barry since 1936.

On Tuesday week the Barry Cymrodorian Society opened its winter session with a “Noson Lawen” given by the famous Pontrhydyfen Penillion Party.

The large audience was treated to a delightful evening’s entertainment, which included musical items and recitations interspersed with humorous anecdotes. The items were of a high standard.

At a meeting of the South East Glamorgan Divisional Education Executive on Wednesday week, members accepted a recommendation from the Managers of the Barry Grouped Primary Schools that the Education Authority be asked to enter into talks with the Barry Borough Council to explore the possibility of jointly providing a covered swimming pool at Jenner Park, thus making possible year round instruction and providing a public amenity in that part of Barry further from The Knap.

There is no sign yet of trade picking up at Barry Docks. Total shipments in the four weeks ending September 6, according to figures issued by the British Transport Docks Board, South Wales Docks, were down by over 35,000 tons at 125,262 tons, compared with the same period of 1963.