50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of January 21, 1965:

Any hopes Barry schoolchildren might have had of a day off today (Thursday) were dashed when it was announced on Wednesday that the strike called by members of the National Association of Schoolmasters had been postponed.

Almost 900 separate items of groceries were left in baskets, provided by the Community Service Centre of the Rotary Club of Barry, which were displayed in 19 shops in the Barry area, just before Christmas.

Some 83 needy Barry persons will benefit from the parcels and in addition to this latest collection, the Rotary Club sent out some 21 Christmas parcels.

Organisations in Dinas Powis are to be asked by the St Andrew's Major Parish Council how many elderly folk in the village would benefit from a Meals-on-Wheels Service.

A letter was received from the Glamorgan County Council at a council meeting on Monday asking if such a service was needed, and if so, how many meals would be required.

Barry Harriers turned in their finest performances since the successful 1962-63 season when they won the Arthur Cooke Challenge Trophy in a road relay event, held at BP, Llandarcy, on Saturday.

With three players unable to make the journey, Barry Town had to field a makeshift team for their visit to Stevenage, and did extremely well to hold the home side for 60 minutes on a quagmire pitch. Though they collapsed in the closing stages, Stevenage's victory was a very flattering one.

If the recommendation of the Entertainments and Seaside Activities Committee is accepted at the next meeting of the Town Council then the Corporation will go ahead with the re-formation of the Barry Municipal Orchestra.

St Athan AFC was saved from disbandment at a joint meeting of the Penmark and Porthkerry Parish Councils on Thursday in the Rhoose County Primary School, for members granted the club the use of the soccer pitch at the Ceri Road Playing Field, Rhoose.

Hopes of Barry No. 6 Branch OAP for new headquarters are likely to be successful in the near future.

At a meeting of the Barry Housing Management Committee last week it was stated that negotiations were proceeding between the branch and the Gladstone Tenants' Welfare Hall which is now largely disused.