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Extracts from the Barry & District

News of June 3, 1965:

Rhoose County Primary School was a hive of activity on Saturday afternoon when the Tuesday Club held their second annual fete and fancy dress competition. It is hoped a good contribution to the funds will result from this venture which aroused a lot of interest amongst residents of Rhoose.

The Barry YMCA are considering future development in the town with a proposal to build a new headquarters, the Parks and Open Spaces Committee heard at its meeting on Tuesday week.

The Committee also recommended that the changing rooms at the Sports Centre remain open until 8pm on Sundays after two letters from local cricket teams had been read

Although Ascension Day is the only great religious festival not associated with a bank holiday, services are always held in the churches of the town.

At All Saints' the day began with two services of Holy Communion and those communicants who were going on to school or offices were given more coffee with buttered toast and marmalade in the church hall after these services.

Between the two world wars, Barry was the proud possessor of a successful brass band. But with the 1939-45 War cake the start of a hard struggle to keep the band going; this they managed to do until 1955, when it decided to disband.

It was a most successful week for the Centurions, four wins and no defeats being recorded. The mid-week XI recorded a comfortable win over out-of-form Barry Taverners and did likewise to Cardiff Hospitals on Thursday.

Barry have not been having the best of luck with the weather so far this season, but in the games played they have certainly been hammering all the opposition.

After a lean season last year, the local batsmen have hit top form this year.

Barry Romilly suffered their first defeat of the season when they travelled to Cwrt-y-Ala to play the formidable Cardiff Harlequins, a team whose fixture list includes Barry, Cardiff, etc and went down in an exciting match by one run.