50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of June 10, 1965:

On Thursday a plane-load of pupils from Romilly Secondary School spent an hour or so studying the South-east corner of Wales from the air.

The idea for the project arose from a conversation between the management of Cambrian Airways and members of the teaching staff of the school and a suitable spell of weather had to be awaited for visibility to be good.

Residents in Barry who look to public transport for convenience, may well face another increase in bus fares in the near future.

Despite bright sunshine and a large field, the Barry Secondary Schools Sports, held at Jenner Park on Wednesday week was not well attended by members of the public and provided a sharp contrast with the normally large turn-out expected at its junior equivalent.

The second annual May Fair Bazaar, held on Saturday week at the Barry Island YPA Hall, was a most successful event and raised over £150.

The third annual Distillers (Plastics) six-a-side tournament was held at Sully on Whit Sunday.

Starting in brilliant sunshine, the first round provided a shock result. Cornelly, the holders, were beaten by Tonyrefail. The Plastics had entered two teams, British Geon and British Resin Products. BRP were soon eliminated in the first round by Old Cantonians 2nds.

Barry visited Pontypridd on Saturday with a record of eight wins in as many matches, but without five first XI regulars the Barry skipper viewed the bone-hard wicket, wished he could cast off a few years and, regretting that all his pace bowlers were not playing, decided to bat first.

Five student at the Glamorgan Teachers' Training College, Barry, won prizes in the recent Urdd Arts and Crafts and Literary Competition.

The Barry Junior Girls' Choir, under their conductor, were successful in gaining second prize in the Eisteddfod held at Caerleon on Saturday week. There were five choirs competing the standard being very high.