BARRY was preparing to support Newport Dock in 1971 in the fight against Bristol’s £12.5m new dock scheme. While Cardiff, Swansea and Port Talbot dock workers did not oppose the scheme, Newport dock workers said it was a threat to the whole of South Wales.
Meanwhile, girls were said to be running amok at a Sully remand home. Three girls aged 14, 15 and 16 were given a conditional discharge at Barry Juvenile Court for throwing chairs, shouting abuse and threatening staff. The court was told places had been found for them at approved schools.
Two boys were also caught knocking a hole between two houses in order to steal. The boys, aged 12 and 14, admitted kicking a hole in the wall to get into another house.
Mail in Barry was cleared and delivered ahead of a postal strike. During the peiod of industrial action arrangements were made to access some services, such as collection of pensions.
And hopes for a new pavillion at the Murch playing fields were dashed after costs were as high as £5,000. The district council felt that to have a pavilion only to use on a Saturday would be wasteful.
In the cinema this year was 10 Rillington Place and Countess Dracula.
On TV you could enjoy Double Deckers, Play School and the Flowerpot Men.