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Extracts from the Barry & District

News of August 19, 1965:

Barry Taverners are this year's winners of the "Barry & District News" Knock-out Cup Competition, beating Distillers (Plastics) at the Sports Centre on Wednesday week.

In the course of his recent representations about the future development of Barry Docks and its absence from the list of ports in the interim plan of the National Ports Council, the MP for Barry, has now received a more encouraging reply from the British Transport Docks Board.

The Summer Course of the National Youth Brass Band, is being held at Cardiff Training College Annexe, Heath Park, Cardiff, from Saturday, August 14, until Sunday, August 22. About 100 students are attending the course, including a number from Wales, and the standard of performance is reasonably high.

As previously announced in last week's issue, Mr Green, Barry's Entertainments and Publicity Manager since 1961, will be vacating his post mid-September, but by arrangement with the Barry Council he will be returning to the town to produce the shows at the Memorial Hall during Old People's Week, October 4 to 9.

At the Island on Saturday Newport 2nds defeated Barry 2nds by 38 runs after setting the home side 118 for victory.

An exciting end to the season for the Centurions' mid-week team and tense finishes to both the first and second team matches on Sunday.

The mid-week team ended their most successful season to date with a tie against Barry Romilly at Sully on Tuesday week.

Barry visited Newport on Saturday, chasing their second "double" of the season but with plenty of wickets in hand were 18 runs short of their target when stumps were drawn.

The Wales Tourist Association as part of its research programme is endeavouring to compile an accurate list of all tourist accommodation in Wales.

This list will serve two purposes, as a basis for detailed estimate of the importance and spread of the tourist industry