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.
Hello, I am researching for a book about footballers who played for Tottenham Hotspurs in the thirties. I am particularly interested in Albert Hall who I believe was born in Cadoxton, Barry in 1918. I would like to get in touch with anyone who know stories about him or even any relations who would be willing to talk ...Read full memory
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.
I remember these cottages. A girl my own age lived in one of them. Her name was, "Zena." They were, very sadly, demolished, some years ago. Cadoxton school is just across the road from where these lovely little cottages were situated.
Cissie's memories: I came to Barry in 1900. Holton Road was muddy and planks of wood were put down to enter the shops. We had a shop in 26 Holton Road, and later at the bottom of the block on spare ground Johnson's opened a portable theatre. They played drama and had a pantomine in which I took part as a chorus girl. ...Read full memory
I got married in All Saints Church, having lived in Barry all my life. It was a wonderful day and I remember the vicar wouldn't allow confetti to be thrown until we were outside on the pavement!!
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