50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of January 7, 1965:

l The Barry Town Council approved in principle that it should be represented at the European Congress of the International Federation of Park Administration, to be held at Monaco from May 2 to May 7, 1965.

l Members of the Porthkerry Parish Council agreed at a meeting in Rhws School on Friday that plans should go ahead for the extension of Porthkerry burial ground so that it would be ready for use in August.

l Thanks mainly to an excellent effort by the various sections of All Saints’ Church, who have contributed a total of £114 2s. 8d. out of a total of £196 0s. 3d., the town has made another substantial leap towards the target of £5,000.

l During the past few weeks, members of the St Athan and District Young People’s Club have been working hard organising a late Christmas Party for underprivileged children and on Saturday, they saw the fruits of their work when 22 children between the ages of four and nine were entertained at a party, held at the St Athan Church Hall.

l An eclectic medal singles competition for the “Barry & District News” Cup, played over the past 12 weeks, has proved probably the best winter event organised at the Brynhill Golf Club. In such a competition the best score for each individual hole in each round is recorded.

It is estimate that 550 rounds were completed by 63 players.

l With half the season gone, Colcot Stars look well placed to regain the championship of the Barry and District League. The tables, compiled up to December 26, show that in 15 matches they have dropped only three points, and their nearest rivals, Barry Dockers, are five points behind.

l On Saturday at Pontcanna Playing Fields, Trinity won their way through to the quarter-finals of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Youth Cup by defeating the Cardiff team, St Christopher’s Boys’ Club, decisively to the tune of 5-1.