50 years ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of October 29, 1965:

Just over 30 traders turned up to a public meeting called by the Barry Chamber of trade on Tuesday which was to decide whether shopkeepers of the town should change around to a system whereby they closed their premises for one whole day in the week.

When a vote was taken 16 traders thought the new system should be adopted and nine thought it should remain as it is.

On Thursday members of the Porthkerry Road Methodist Sisterhood a attended a service in recognition of their anniversary.

Appeals have been entered against the decision of the South Wales Traffic Commissioners to grant the Western Welsh increases in bus fares, which came into force some months ago.

A very successful gala was held at Penarth Baths on Saturday week and there was very keen competition between the four districts taking part. Penarth "A" District, who gained the most points, won the Division Shield.

Borough Rovers, who made a most encouraging start to the season in the first division of the Barry and District League, slip somewhat following their 1-0 defeat by Island United on Saturday.

After a really depressing start to the season, Barry have overnight recovered and on Saturday notched up one of their best wins for a couple of seasons over the West Country team which has a reputation as being a powerful outfit.

Kicking off in ideal conditions, Barry soon found themselves pressed by the Ebbw Vale attacks. But a fine kick to touch by Blake relieved the pressure.

Then in a space of 10 minutes Barry were awarded three penalties, but failed to convert them. Play changed ends and Ebbw Vale were awarded a penalty which they converted.

Since it's annual camp at Colerne, Wilts., in August the local ATC Squadron (No 372) has increased its numbers and now some 30 boys are in training. Many of them will, no doubt, be hoping to emulate Cadet Corporal Smith who was selected to attend a camp in Germany.