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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Barry

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Barry Island.
Years ago during the summer Barry was full of day trippers and holiday makers. It was the place where coal miners families from the Valleys came to relax.


7 comments:

  1. Your version of Coney Island. Happy New Year Dave! I'm having a hard time getting back in the swing, but I've missed your photographs.

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  2. My Aunt's Mother lives in Barry. I have been there a handful of times when I was much younger.

    I had many hoildays in Wales as a child. I loved it.

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  3. It looks like a lovely spot. I was surprised to see what looks like a palm tree in the first photo. I didn't know they grew in Wales!

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  4. What a relief it must have been, to be in the sun and by the sea instead of deep in the earth.

    I laughed about the You-Tube backhoe ballet. I'd never seen it before. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Yes, I feel what Annie said about the beach verses the mines.
    Very nice pictures.

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  6. I rode my bike (Dawes) from Cardiff to Barry last spring and found it delightful.
    Went back via the coast and Penarth. Nice relaxing day out.
    I found the dock to the north of the island quite fascinating and could easily imagine them full of rather expensive little appartments.

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  7. I went to barry Island butlins on a family holiday when I was a child. I have good memories of that place.

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave