Memories of Barry
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 ...Read full memory
I have fond memories of visiting Barry as a young child, my mum's parents owned a sweet factory and shop in Main Street, and my mum, Rita Pennington, and also my dad, Colin Booker both lived there till after the war. My dad died this week, here in Bourmenouth, we will return to Barry to scatter some ashes at some stage soon.
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.