50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of September 30, 1965:

A big search for a Welsh light entertainment talent, organised by BBC Wales, is going on in colleges throughout the country. Letters have gone to Welsh societies in colleges at Cardiff, Bangor, Aberystwyth, Swansea , Carmarthen, Wrexham, Barry and Caerleon, inviting them to encourage would-be television performers of scriptwriters to take part in auditions which will be arranged during the coming winter months.

When should clergymen retire? That as the question which faced the Governing Body of the Church in Wales at its meeting at Llandrindod Wells on Thursday.

The Archbishop of Wales appealed for a compulsory retiring age of 75, but this was turned down and instead the Governing Body approved compulsory retire to for clergymen at 70, the age suggested for their resignation by a commission on clerical manpower.

A proposal by the Distillers Sports and Social Club to demolish the dwelling house, No 66 Romilly Road, Barry, and construct a social club on the site has been turned down by the Barry Public Works and Planning Committee.

Barry ended the cricket season as it began with rain curtailing the final fixture. In between, however, the Barry side has one of its most successful seasons for a number of years.

After a weekend spent watching the weather and, no doubt, of keeping some fingers crossed, a large party of East Barry Girl Guides set out on a mystery evening which took them from King Square to Llancarfan.

A moderate week for Barry Town with three points from as many games. But those points were sufficient to keep them in the top half of Division 1 of the Southern League, and poised to go further ahead if they can continue to reproduce the form they have shown in matches at Jenner Park is season.

Efforts are being made to stage the International Cross Country Run in 1967 at Barry, and following a meeting between a sub-committee of the Parks and Open Spaces Committee and representatives of the Barry Harriers Athletic Club, it has been agreed that the Welsh Cross Country Association be offered the use of the Barry Sports Centre (Eastern section) and the Prince Philip Pavilion, free of charge.