50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of March 18, 1965:

There is now a strong possibility that Butlin's holiday camp at Barry Island may open in time for the "tail-end" of the 1965 holiday season. The "Barry & District News" understands that if good progress is made with the construction of the camp then it may open for the last four weeks of the season - in September. It may all depend on the weather during the construction period.

Two and a half million pounds - that is the sum likely to be spent at Barry Docks as part of the development programme for the port during the next few years. New cranes, to replace obsolete equipment, have already been ordered.

Because of losses which the Library Committee suffers in postal charges in sending reminders to borrowers about the return of books, members agreed to increase fines from 1d. a week to 3d. a week at their meeting on Thursday.

On Saturday Marine Wanderers suffered their first league defeat for six months when they were beaten 4-2 by Dock Wanderers in a second division game.

Top priority on Cadoxton Albion's books this season seems to be victory in the South Wales and Mon. Cup. On Saturday they defeated Bridgend Town 4-3 after extra time had to be played.

St Athan Parish Council is to ask the Cowbridge Rural District Council for the provision of ground to erect a village clinic and invite neighbouring doctors to use the building for their surgeries.

An outline application for a residential hotel east of Friars Point House has been submitted by Heddon Hotels Limited, and was approved at a meeting of the Barry Public Works and Planning Committee on Monday week.

Although tan offer of a site at the rear of the Knap car terrace has been made to Barry Angling Society by the Parks and Open Spaces Committee for the building of a permanent headquarters, the Entertainments and Seaside Activities Committee decided on Wednesday week not to give the society a grant towards the building.