Old Maps of Barry Island

Historic Maps of Barry Island and the local area.

I remember the Donkeys in Barry Island very well some times i used to go for a ride on a donkey on the beach at Barry. That was many years a go when i was young we used to go to Barry Island quite often on day or afternoon trips as we lived in the Rhondda Valley. Not far from the coast. Also to Porthcawl and sometimes to Aberavon.

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)