50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of October 22, 1965:

There is a prospect that within a short time, the majority of the main shops in town will be operating a five day week.

Readers are requested to note that from the beginning of November the "Barry & District News" will be published on Friday instead of Thursday.

As a result of this change, decided upon in the ought of technical considerations, we hope to be able to give a better news service and to be able to afford improved facilities to our growing number of advertisers.

Barry's young "freemen" made a brave show as they marched through the town on Saturday morning, heralded by a band on King Square playing a light programme, which gave almost a continental touch to the town centre.

A plea for a pedestrian crossing near the Welsh School, the topic of many reports in the "Barry & District News," was made at a meeting of the Barry Road Safety Committee on Friday.

Rhoose AFC took two points from Villa Wanderers when they met in a fourth division match at Penarth. Rhoose took their chances better than Villa and were rewarded with a 2-1 win.

Barry Dockers set off on the Newlands Cup trail with a 12-0 defeat of Port Talbot Dockers in the first round of this national competition...a potential of another good run.

A team seeking promotion or a high position in the Southern League table must gain points in away matches, as well as maintaining a good home record. From this point of view Barry disappointed in not winning at Deal on Saturday, for they were opposing the bottom-of-the-table team.

Members of local committees of the South Wales Region of the Coal Utilisation Council from the Vale of Glamorgan and Barry recently met to take part in the first round of a new series of solid fuel "Top of the Form" quiz contests.