Barry, Cold Knap Marine Lake c.1931

Memories of Barry


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.

Does anybody remember my Great-grandfather on my Father's sdie of the family, Police Inspector William Hole? He had a few children, one being my grandfather Walter Trevor Hole, another being Police Sergeant Harry Hole. I know William Hole was in the Tonypandy Riots as a Policeman and Harry Hole was a Policeman in (...Read full memory)

Romilly Park not only housed the annual Barry Show, but often the circus, when real animals were allowed! Great to see the parade coming down Holton Road making its way to Romilly Park as "the circus comes to town" The Barry Show was altogether different, vegetables, flowers & horses. The best bit was the goodies we (...Read full memory)

Time has passed quickly and over the years my brother, husband and son passed away. Wonderful memories return as I view this picture. My husband took part in the Penarth Gilbert and Sullivan production of Rudigore and later in Canada became the musical director of severaI local choirs e.g the Barbershoppers. I (...Read full memory)

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