Postcards and more…..

2 February 2021 ·

Some of the postcards and souvenirs we have collected:

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Churches

Merthyr Dyfan Church is supposedly built on the oldest Christian site in Wales. It is one of the oldest churches in Britain. Merthyr Dyfan Church was built in the early 13th century by the Normans. The ground was consecrated in…
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1884 - The Docks

At the end of the 19th Century, a group of mine owners and businessmen, led by David Davies of Llandidnam, met to discuss the possibility of building docks in Barry to export coal that was coming from their mines in…
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Barry Zoo

Twin brothers Hugh and George Palmer opened the zoo in 1960. It started off small but rapidly expanded. At one point the zoo housed tigers, elephants, lions, emus, camels, bears, pumas and many more. Advert for Barry ZooAdvert for Barry…
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Memories

Thomas Lockyear Aged 92 “In 1945, we used to go to Bindles every Saturday night. Because we didn’t have much money, I used to walk from my house in Porthkerry Road to pick up my girlfriend in Tydfil Street. We…
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The Murder Stone

Location: Cadoxton – ChurchyardType: Haunting ManifestationDate / Time: Stone still present, sighting of ghosts pre 1920s Further Comments: A stone monument was erected in the churchyard in memory of Margaret Williams, whose murdered body was found on nearby marshland in 1822. Because she was…
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Timeline

3rd Century - Roman building present at Cold Knap 1097 - Welsh Chronicles name Barry Island as a raiders base 12th Century - The social structure of Barry begins 13th Century - Barry Castle is built and the village of…
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