50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District

News of December 24, 1965:

It was a happy day for the Mothers' and Babies' Club at St Nicholas Hall on Thursday when the Children's Christmas Party was held.

Father Christmas visited the happy group with the mayoress. Santa was received by the children singing "Jingle Bells" and afterwards he disturbed toys to the children.

For the second time in 10 years, floodwater overflowed from a brook near Robin's Lane, Cadoxton.

A further list of donations to the Barry Fund for the Welsh Nursing College Appeal brings the total well over the £300 mark.

Children and Christmas are synonymous with each other and for anyone devoid of the true spirit of Christmas, the concert of carols and dramatic scenes staged by the pupils of St Cadoc's RC Secondary Modern School, Coldbrook, was just the tonic needed.

Cadoxton WVS Darby and Joan Club held its Second Annual Dinner in the Methodist School Hall on Wednesday week when among the 120 members and guests present were the mayor and mayoress.

The Christmas rush is on - what will be the busiest-ever Christmas for Cambrian Airways commenced on Monday when a Viscount aircraft from Athens touched down at Cardiff (Rhoose) with a ship's crew coming home on Christmas leave.

Luck plays an important role in football, especially in cup competitions, and so far this season it has been completely against the hard-pressed Barry club.

Pupils of Cadoxton Junior School presented a Nativity play in the Wesleyan Hall, opposite the school, on Thursday, Friday and Monday, so that the parents and children were able to see it.

Local firms were congratulated on Thursday by the mayor for realising the necessity of adequately trained first aid teams at their plants...particularly the newer firms who were now playing an important part in the economy of the town and in the field of first aid.