Barry Island, South Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Barry Island and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Have You Memories Of 1955?

Is there anyone reading this with memories of Barry Island in 1955? I am writing a book and two of my characters stay in a holiday cottage late summer of that year. Where can you suggest would be an area at that time that had holiday homes. You may even know a street name or two. What was the name of the ...Read full memory

Barry Island In The 50s And 60s

I traveled to Barry Island every summer because it was the nearest seaside to Brynmawr where we lived. The excitement of seeing the sea was overwhelming, and every time I would be sick on the old coach taking us there.  We would first spend a few hours on the beach, then a walk around the shops, hoping ...Read full memory

Memoriesa

On a bank holiday my mother would take us to Barry on the train. We would spend lots of time in the beach then go on the shows, we'd have a great time. My dream was to go in to Butlins, I'd see the kids playing in the outdoor pool, I wish I could have gone in there. When I got older and had kids of my own I took them there, ...Read full memory