50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District News of January 14, 1966:

Workers in Barry can take a pat on the back after the heavy snowstorms which struck the town late on Monday afternoon. Enquiries made of local employers this week show, that despite icy roads and deep drifts, wet clothes and cars that wouldn't go, the majority of workers still struggled to work and thus saved any possible decrease in production.

Despite the heavy fall of snow on Monday night, industry in the Vale of Glamorgan did not suffer too severely. In fact, production at the Central Electricity Generating Board's power station at The Leys, Aberthaw, was about normal.

A party of the original pupils who entered the school in January, 1906, and some who followed them shortly after, were honoured guests when Romilly Boys' School celebrated its 60th anniversary on the first day of the spring term. For this school, the last to be built in Barry until the Colcot Primary School was opened, began its career as an all-standard boys' school in January, 1906, and continued until the schools were reorganised in September, 1949.

Although attendance at Barry Angling Society's annual general meeting, held in the Ship Hotel on Sunday, left much to be desired, there was nevertheless a nucleus of members present which thrashed out matters of future policy until quite late in the evening.

The question which must be asked after this game is why can't Barry turn out this sort of form against much weaker sides than Cardiff? In this game played at the Reservoir Field on Saturday, Barry turned in a sound performance and were a trifle unlucky to lose, after leading up until the interval.

The first visit of Southern League newcomers Dunstable Town provided an entertaining game at Jenner Park on Saturday, marked by some spectacular games by the two goalkeepers. Barry did not reach the standard they attained against Merthyr Tydfil in the previous game, but did sufficient to be worthy of the narrow win they achieved.

After raising £328 9s. 8d. in the first year, the Barry Fund of the Welsh Nursing College Appeal, has made a good start to 1966 with donations amounting to £32 5s., bringing the total up to £360 14s. 8d.