Barry, Glan Y Mor, The Knap c.1955
Memories of Barry, Glan-y-Mor, the Knap c1955
My family moved from Salford (Manchester) to Barry in 1957. We lodged with a very kind lady called Mrs Beck for a few months while we waited for our new semi-detached house to be built on Maes-y-Coed road, Cold Knap. The house was right behind Glan-y-Mor, at the bottom of a grassy hill. If I remember, Glan-y-Mor was a Y.M.C.A and bus loads of Seniors and students came and stayed in the summer months. We knew the caretakers well. I used to take exercise classes run by my neighbour Olga Evans in one of the rooms. I loved living there... I just had to walk over the bank and I was on the pebble beach. When the tide was out you could walk around to Porthkerry...up the steps...back along the top and down the grassy bank back ...Read full memory
Memories of Barry
NOT A MEMORY MORE AN ENQUIRY. AN OLD MATE OF MINE WENT TO LIVE IN BARRY IN THE 1960s. HIS NAME DAVE GRACCOPATZZI, I KNEW HIM AS DAI GRACCO. WE LIVED IN PERTHCELYN MOUNTAIN ASH. I'VE ALSO BEEN TOLD HIS BROTHER TONY WENT TO LIVE IN BARRY AS WELL. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO. ABOUT THEM PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANK YOU.
I spent many happy hours in the late 1940's rowing on the Knap Lake. At the time I was living in what was then called Cold Knap Farm (now Cole Farm), my father being the gardener to the owners of the White House. I lived there from birth to my marriage in 1959 and my parents moved out in the late 1960's when my father retired.
We used to climb the Golden Stairs when I was a s child. They seemed never ending. I bet they won't have changed much!
Not wishing to sound pedantic, but (with reference to another 'memory' posted about this photo) I'm pretty sure the photo shown is of the cottages on Old Village Road Barry, and not buildings adjacent to Cadoxton school which is a few miles away. These cottages are still in existence though I think one or more may now be slated not thatched.