50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of July 29, 1965:

Between 1965 and 1969 the British Transport Docks Board have planned to spend £920,000 on capital expenditure work at Barry Dock.

The sum of around £100 was raised at a coffee evening and cocktail party held in the grounds of the Old Rectory, Llantrithyd, on Wednesday week, organised by the Barry Deanery on behalf of the Llandaff Diocesan Moral Welfare Association.

Last week all the pupils of Gladstone Junior School who were successful in the Barry Junior Sports held recently, received their certificates and medals from Councillor Evans who praised the efforts of the youngsters.

The half-yearly accounts of the Principality Building Society for the period ending June 30, 1965, show that receipts from new and existing investors are much higher than in the previous half-year but so are withdrawals. The net intake, however, is £729,694 compared with £653,850 an increase of 11 per cent.

The Barry Horse and Horticultural Show to be held at Romilly Park on Wednesday next, August 4, is no longer the main attraction in the town for the Bank Holiday...but only for the simple reason that the Bank Holiday has now been moved to the end of the month.

Amateur photographers bent on shooting action pictures need look no further than their local swimming pool for photographs with both impact and sparkle. Or if you live near the coast or are planning a holiday at the seaside, the sea itself can provide the setting for your water sport pictures.

Last week's heavy rain caused both Barry's games to be abandoned without a ball being sent down, but they are hoping for better things this weekend, the main event being the six-a-side tournament at the Island ground on Sunday.

A shattering blow was dealt Distillers (Plastics) at the Swanbridge ground on Sunday when they were defeated by 87 runs by the powerful Dowlais side - to make matters worse, the Barry selectors thought they were fielding the strongest batting side of the season.