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Pride In Barry

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Established in 1994

Paul Haley, Chairman of Pride In Barry: Pride In Barry is an association of voluntary organisations, local authorities and others who have combined together to strive to improve the local environment.The purpose of Pride In Barry is to increase civic awareness, promote environmental improvement and enhancement, and to generate a pride in the town. We believe that the Town of Barry is special: We want to keep it special for present and future generations."

Barry is proud to be the largest Town in Wales

 

Pride in Barry Blue Plaque Sir Frank Dixey 2009

 

Pride in Barry Blue Plaque Sir Frank Dixey 2009 Blue Plaque 2009
Pride in Barry Blue Plaque Sir Frank Dixey 2009

 

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Sir Arthur Davies (1913-1990)

Sir Arthur was Secretary General of the World Meteorological Service from 1955 to 1979.

Plaque location: 164 Gladstone Road

 

Sir Frank Dixey (1892-1982)

The geologist Frank Dixey was one of the most acclaimed scientists produced by the town of Barry.

Plaque location: 14 Princes Street

 

Gwynfor Richard Evans (1912-2005)

Politician considered "the greatest patriot of 20th Century Wales"

Gwynfor.net

Wikipedia entry

Plaque location: 24 Somerset Road

 

Leslie Illingworth (1902-1979)

One of the nation's leading political cartoonists

National Library collection

British Cartoon Archive

Plaque location: 8 Harbour Road

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Frederick John (1899-1982)

Footballer who starred for Wales and London giants Arsenal

wikipedia entry

Further information

Plaque location: 31 Morel Street

Gareth Richard Vaughan Jones (1905-1935)

Pioneering investigative journalist

Garethjones.net

Wikipedia entry

Plaque location: 28 Romilly Road

 

John Charles Petersen (1911-1990)

One of the most successful British boxers of the inter-war years.

Wikipedia entry

Plaque location: 19 Porth Y Castell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dame Dorothy Rees (1898-1987)

The first woman ever to be elected as an MP in South Wales, Dorothy Rees served Barry with devotion.

Wikipedia entry

Plaque location: 6 Newland Street

 

Gwyn Thomas (1913-1981)

Teacher, author and raconteur.

BBC Hall of Fame

Plaque location: Old College Inn.

 

Margaret Lindsay Williams (1888-1960)

Distinguished artist who was commissioned to paint portraits of Royalty and American Presidents.

Painting President Harding

Plaque location: 9 Windsor Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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