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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Barry and its beaches

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The top one is Barry Island beach taken from Cold Knap Point and the bottom picture is of Watchtower Bay.

"During the Second World War, Cold Knap Point was altered to look like the Battery on Nell's Point, with the placement of dummy guns and fortifications. There was also a barrage balloon site built in the swimming pool grounds to give credence to it. This fooled no one, as in the 30's the Graf Zeppelin flew over Barry taking pictures of the port and the surrounding countryside.

Watch Tower Bay takes its name from the watchtower built there in about 1865, when Barry had a population of less than 90."
 [ Tom Clemett's History of Barry http://www.barrywales.co.uk/tomclemett/knap.asp ]


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