50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of October 22, 1964:

The aim of Barry First Aid week, which continues until tomorrow evening (Friday) is to bring to the notice of the public the importance of first-aid, particularly in the home, where the accident rate is greater than on the road, area superintendent W J Morgan said at the launching of the week's activities at St John Hall on Monday.

Barry Town's team-manager Basil Bright, is hopeful of securing the services of Svendson, a Swedish international forward, in the very near future.

Writing in the club's programme for the visit of Poole Town on Saturday, he states that Svendson can play anywhere in the forward line...if he meets the bill at centre-forward then he will be a very useful acquisition.

In opening the United Barry OAP Branches Annual Bazaar in the St John Hall, Gladstone Gardens on Saturday, the Mayor said during Old People's Week he and the Mayoress had been encouraged by the way in which the younger generation were prepared to help the senior citizens of the town, and added that he hoped the public would support the old folk's own efforts in aid of their Christmas cheer.

This winter the Barry YMCA celebrates 75 years of service and activity in the town.

In the latest figures issued by the British Transport Docks Board, the docks trade of Barry has taken a turn for the better as regards outward traffic, but the total of inward traffic is not much more than one half of last year's total for the same period.

A request for £114 from the Central Electricity Generating Board is to be made by the St Athan Parish Council. Members reached this decision at a meeting on Tuesday week after the clerk told members that he had written to the board stating that the council were going ahead with the building of a bus shelter at the junction of the Barry and St Athan road, and had received a quotation of £114 for the job.