50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of December 10, 1964:

The consultants engaged on the Barry town centre redevelopment are expected to report by the end of this year.

This news was given at a meeting of the Glamorgan Standing Joint Police Committee on Monday and was one of the reasons why Barry Corporation wanted to defer any decision on the site for the proposed new Barry Dock divisional police headquarters, which are due to be built at a cost of £62,000.

A recommendation that £1,000 be spent on extending the Colcot Sports Centre and converting part of the kitchen into a coffee bar was made at a meeting of the Parks and Open Spaces Committee on Tuesday week.

The Friar’s Road cycle park is to cater solely for cycles, the Entertainment and Seaside Activities Committee decided on Thursday.

Proposals for the introduction of comprehensive education in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan were approved in principle after a 52 page report had been submitted by the Director of Education at a meeting of the County Education Committee on Wednesday week.

At the Church Hall, Dinas Powis on Wednesday last the Barrian Signers and artistes entertained the Old Folk’s Welcome Club.

The Singers were in good form, and their unaccompanied rendering of “O, Peaceful Night” and “John Maggs Nag” were a delight to the ear.

A dozen eight foot dinghies will be purchased by the Corporation if a minute of the Entertainments and Seaside Activities Committee is passed by the Finance Committee and the Town Council at their next meetings, it was decided on Thursday.

Barry was the only Welsh resort with the exception of Pwllheli, where Billy Butlin also has a holiday camp, to receive a grant made by the National Playing Fields Association from the Butlin fund, said the chairman of the Glamorgan County Fields Association, at the annual meetings of the association in Cardiff on Thursday.