50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of September 16, 1965:

In order to make the best possible use of the limited amount of land for building purposes in Barry, the Corporation is to "go up" and begin building flats, a meeting of the Housing Management Committee heard on Monday.

"The Grand National of skittles" - that was a description of the Yardley Cup competition by one of the speakers at the annual presentation of trophies, held at the RAOB Club, Thompson Street, on Thursday.

A most successful Produce Show and Crafts exhibition was staged at the Parish Hall, Dinas Powis on Saturday.

Profits for the Docks were £70,000 up on this time last year, said the chairman of the Town Development Committee at a meeting on Friday.

Barry Swimming Club's 1965 championship events were completed on Friday evening despite the bad weather and cold water conditions. Entries for the men's events were unaffected by the weather, but the experienced girl swimmers did not compete. The latter's withdrawal may partly be explained by the fact that some of them were involved in examination work on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in cold water.

Barry Automobile Club members competed in a driving test held at the Tenovous Vintage and Veteran Rally held in Sophia Gardens on Saturday. It comprised of five tests of driving and reversing into and out of imaginary garages marked out in the centre, at various angles and of limited length and width.

Many Barrians owe their lives to Welsh nurses and on Thursday, September 30, at 7.30pm, they will be able to show their appreciation by attending an inaugural meeting at St Mary's Church Hall, Holton Road, concerning the Welsh Nursing College Appeal.

Just when disappointed fans were leaving Jenner Park on Saturday, dolefully resigned to Barry's second home defeat of the season, the centre forward scored a fine goal to snatch a point from Bath City.