50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of October 8 1964:

In messages to the “News and Herald” both candidates in the Barry constituency gives their reasons why the electors should vote Conservative or Labour on Thursday next, October 15.

Throughout the coming week there will be addresses by the candidates at public meetings. Attend them and if there are any doubts in your mind about policy ask questions.

Hopes of the establishment of a Butlin Camp in Barry to be opened by next summer, soared on Friday when an assurance was given by a spokesman for the organisation who said that a start would be made on the camp in November, if the public enquiry to be held this month, confirms the corporation’s plan to close Forest Drive in order to accommodate the camp.

During the week the Mayor paid numerous visits to old people who were unable to leave their homes, and he paid tribute to the countless individuals and voluntary organisations who had made the extensive entertainments programme such a success.

Last week the senior citizens of Barry gave wonderful support to the week of varied entertainment provided for them by the corporation at the Memorial Hall and the nightly attendances were far in excess of previous years.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Right of Entry into the Borough by the RAF St Athan a parade will take place on Sunday afternoon in which over 300 airmen and boy entrants will take part.

Barry Police on Thursday won the Distillers Plastics Sports and Social Cup in the final of a knock-out competition organised by the Barry and District First Aid League in the St John Hall, Gladstone Gardens.

A Harvest Festival Service was held last Thursday afternoon at High Street Infants’ School. The hall was beautifully decorated with flowers and the display of fruit and garden produce was a wonderful effort. Each class contributed to the service individually.