50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of June 17, 1965:

If there is to be General Election within the next 12 months - and there is every indication that there could well be - then Barry might have its first Liberal candidate for some 15 years.

A presentation of an album of Oberhausen to the mayor was made at the Merrie Friars on Thursday by Karl Heinz Mertens.

A Barry businessman who has been in men's outfitting since the age of 13 and who has owned premises in the town since 1920, celebrated his golden wedding anniversary yesterday (Wednesday).

Barry must have reached saturation point as far as the staging of cultural music with limited appeal is concerned -that is the only conclusion to be drawn from the madrigal concert given by the Oberhausen Choir in the Memorial Hall on Thursday.

A large delegation from Barry watched the mayor receive on Friday week in Church House, Westminster, a commemorative inscribed block and gavel, marking the success of the Barry Borough Council in gaining an award in the "Accolade for Enterprise" competition organised by the National and Local Government Officers' Association.

The final fixture of the current South Glamorgan programme provided the first competition of the Knap Pool season staged by Barry Swimming Club. The fine weather attracted a large crowd than usual and the major Cardiff clubs - City of Cardiff, Howardian, Roath Park Ladies, Cardiff Ladies and Welsh Nomads provided strong teams.

Barry Romilly entertained Cardiff Schoolmasters on Saturday and gained an easy victory by seven wickets. The Schoolmasters were something of a disappointment as they came to this match having lost only one game this season.

Five games played and five games won - that is the record of the Centurions over the past week, though most of the cricket was still of a poor quality.

The Mid-Week XI recorded a two-wicket win over their "ground-mates," Barry Cymrics on Wednesday week.