50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of November 26, 1965:

What is going to happen to the area from Wyndham Street to Gladstone Road under the town's redevelopment scheme for the shopping centre. Are the hundreds of owner-occupies living in this compact residential area going to be involved?

In the region of £250 was realised for the church funds at the bazaar organised by the Union of Catholic Mothers in St Helen's Hall on Saturday week.

A very successful cocktail party, organised by the Barry Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, was held at St Nicholas Hall, on Wednesday week, the principal guests being the mayoress and the wife of the president.

A sale of craftwork made by severely disabled Welsh war pensioners in their own homes is to be held in the showrooms of the South Wales Electricity Board, the Hayes, Cardiff, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week.

On November 8 there were 632 persons registered as unemployed in the Barry area, comprising 526 men and 106 women. This shows an increase of 46 compared with the previous month's figures, and a total increase of 185 persons since September.

The Barrian Singers continued their winter programme with two concerts. Tuesday week they gave a musical evening at Glan-y-Mor, Barry, in connection with a coffee evening in aid of the Barry Rheumatism and Arthritis Council.

Barry returned to the winning trail on Saturday when they visited Llanrumney to play Cardiff University. A changed Barry side held the hosts in the first half and in the second, snatched the points needed for victory.

Barry Town are sliding down the Southern League table as a result of taking only one point out of the last eight, and the team manager is likely to make changes for the visit to Tunbridge Wells tomorrow (Saturday).

Plenty of goals in Division 1 matches this week, with top honours going to Llanharry who reached double figures against St Athan. West End Labour were on the receiving end, when they conceded six against the consistent Barry Dockers.