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Extracts from the Barry & District

News of April 29, 1965:

The opening concert of the Barry Easter Festival at St Mary's Church was given by The Linden Singer (eight in all) on Wednesday week. It was superb singing, but the event was unfortunately not supported by the public as less than 80 people were present.

A coffee morning, held at St Nicholas Hall on Wednesday week in aid of the Barry Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society realised the excellent sum of £50.

On Wednesday, April 14, the Isabel Davies Male Singers gave a concert for the ladies of the Gwalia on the Parade and they showed their appreciation in uncertain way.

When a full list of bus routes which will be included in the one-way traffic scheme for Holton Road and the centre of the town was submitted at a meeting of the Parliamentary and General Purposes Committee on Thursday, it was decided to defer the matter and ask the Engineer if he could see any alternative to the use of Wyndham Street for all services.

Under the South Wales Electricity Board's scheme of reorganisation the Barry district is combined with Cardiff which means that the Board's offices in Broad Street, Barry, will become redundant.

Sponge and water were the saviours of the day in the local "derby" between Barry and their neighbours from the Vale at the Reservoir Field on Saturday.

In a game played in the most atrocious of conditions, Sea View Labour defeated Colcot Stars, the holders of the Barry Cup, in the final played at Jenner Park on Monday.

Easter bonnets drew a large number to the Palace, Cadoxton - usually the Mecca for bingo section of the Barry AFC - for their parade on Saturday week.

An organisation, the establishment of which has been brought about by the concern felt in certain quarters for the future of community life in the Vale of Glamorgan, intends setting aside annually a Rural Sunday.

There were over 200 entries at the Barry Aquarist Society's first open shoe for tropical and coldwater fish held at Romilly Road Schools on Saturday.

Entries were divided into 20 classes, 15 for tropical fish, four for coldwater and one furnished aquaria.