50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of January 14, 1965:

l Construction work on the Butlin’s camp is likely to commence in March, a spokesman for the holiday camp company said in London on Tuesday.

“Depending on the weather” he said, “we hope to have the camp open for part of the 1965 season.”

l Music lovers in Barry are eagerly anticipating the visit to the Barry Memorial Hall on Wednesday, February 17, of the famous Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.

This is one of the highlights of the season’s programme, organised by the Barry and District Concerts Committee in conjunction with the Welsh Committee of the Arts Council and the Barry Corporation.

l Barry Town again disappointed on Saturday when they went down by the odd goal in three at Bridgend in a South Wales and Monmouthshire Senior Cup game. Once again all the odds seemed stacked against the Barry side, or they hit the woodwork of the posts on no less than six occasions.

l Colcot Stars, who are leading Division One, are also on the cup hunt for on Saturday they defeated Cwmbach Sports 8-3 in the South Wales and Monmouthshire Cup.

l A five day course for the 250 members of the Glamorgan Youth Orchestra, held at Glamorgan Training College, Barry, bore fruit on Wednesday week at a concert given in the Memorial Hall, Barry, to honour the present chairman of Glamorgan County Council.

Attended by a capacity audience of invited guests, the programme combined in the singing, both the subtlety and delicateness of the female choir with the rousing, stirring quality exhibited by the male sector.

l The Penarth and Barry Branch of the United Commercial Travellers Association, ladies committee, held their annual general meeting at Highfield House, Park Road, Barry last Friday.

The retiring chairman thanked the committee for their help and support during her term of office.

The year has been a tremendous success, both socially and financially. Over £400 had been made from various events and donations, and these monies will in turn, be donated to charities.

l Within a matter of hours of it completion, the newly – decorated and rearranged lounge of the Barry Sports and Social Club, Market Street, was on Friday officially opened by the chairman of British Resin Products.