50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of December 17, 1965:

Barry won their way through to the fifth round of the Welsh Cup when they inflicted a convincing 6-3 defeat on Welsh League side, Bridgend, in the replay played in atrocious conditions before a small crowd at Jenner Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The tenth annual Bake-a-Cake Competition, organised by the Wales Gas Board and the Barry and District News, was notable for another success by Mrs Way, who must be recognised as the champion cake-maker in the area.

A new feature in the Barry Public Library is a display of paintings by local artists which will be changed regularly, giving the public the opportunity of viewing works with different slants on familiar surroundings.

Figures released by the Barry Employment Exchange show that on December 6 there was a slight fall in persons registered as unemployed in the Barry area. The total being 563, comprising 450 men and 113 women. The men showed a decrease of 76 and the women an increase of seven.

The best show for years - that was the verdict on the open event of the Barry and District Cage Bird Society which was held in the Old Pioneers' Hall on Saturday week.

A plan for the re-development of Whitmore Bay Gardens, at a cost exceeding £3,500, was accepted at a meeting of the Parks and Open Spaces Committee on Tuesday week. It will now have to be approved by the Town Council.

A blood transfusion session held at Rhoose on November 16, drew a very disappointing result. The regional donor organiser told the Barry and District News recently.

He said that the session took place on the day of a sudden snow storm and as a results of this only 44 attended, of whom 40 gave donations, including four new donors.

A cafe, as well as being an eating-place, is also a meeting place. This was always the case with Terry's Cafe on the King Square and the friendly environment which was always found, will no doubt be transferred to the new premises which the proprietor plans to open tomorrow (Saturday).

Despite a good start in which they were hammering on the Llandaff line, the Barry side faded badly in this away match on Saturday and the result was a disappointing display.