50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Barry & District News of February 11, 1966:

Another crisis in the financial affairs of the Barry Town Football Club has been averted through the loyalty of the part-time professional players.

Members and friends of the Barry Hard of Hearing Club were entertained by a display of Olympic gymnastics presented by the Cardiff Olympic Ladies' Club on Tuesday week.

It was very much a case of "the morning after the night before" at the Barry Rugby Club on Saturday morning, although players found one effective way of over-coming their hangovers - by playing this match in a constant deluge of rain and on a pitch which bore a strong resemblance to a swamp.

On Saturday Barry Boys travelled to meet the formidable Swansea Boys team, and though beaten 4-0, did well to keep the score down to respectable proportions.

With the promise of amateur boxing returning to Barry in the future with the first show for many years being staged at the Barry Rugby Club in the near future, it is pleasing to see the Barry Sports Boxing Club's young talent doing so well in the outside competitions which they have entered.

Although Wales are not to be represented at the international cross-country championships to be held this year in Morocco, the prospects of the event being held in Barry the following year have not been in any way jeopardised, the publicity secretary of the Barry event told the Barry and District News this week.

A report of the Vale of Glamorgan's Best Kept Village Competition Committee recommends that children who live in villages which are being entered, should be given individual tasks to develop their sense of responsibility and "help them to be a part of the village team."

The Barry and District Concerts Society has decided to assist in introducing the Welsh National Ballet.

Results of matches played in January in the Barry and District First Aid League were as follows: Distillers lost to British Transport Docks Board, Cardiff; Dockers "A" beat St Baruc; Dyfan beat Distillers; BTDB, Cardiff, beat Midland Silicones; Distillers beat Dyfan.