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CONSERVATISM AT CADOXTON.

Around Penarth & Cogan.

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LOOKING AFTER THE HEALTH OF…

THE LOCAL BOARDS' FINANCES.

PENARTH LOCAL BOARD.

OBIGflNAL POETRY.

IlA VE YOU EVER BEEN TO BARRY…

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IlA VE YOU EVER BEEN TO BARRY ISLAND? One of the prettiest and most healthy places in the Barry district is the large stretch of undu- lating land known as Barry Island. To strangers the term "island" may seem somewhat out of place, as the onward march of commercial pros- perity has to a great extent robbed it of its just claim to the title. But once it was surrounded with water, and as Barry Island it will. we believe, ever be known. Long before Barry Docks were constructed and anterior to the period of commer- cial activity the beauties of Barry Island were widely known, and large numbers of persons yearly visited it. The Island is within a few minutes walk of the railway station, and ere long that portion of the journey will be made more easy as the Railway Company propose constructing A TRAMWAY bo the edge of the lovely sandy bay. Once upon the rising ground the scene which meets the eye is one that will scarcely be forgotten, and those who have ever enjoyed a pleasant visit to Barry Island like Oliver Twist will ask for more. Following the road which skirts Whitmore Bay one soon arrives at the high ground-from which the Pier stretches out into the sea. On one hand the stretch of water away to the Atlantic meets the eye, while on. the other sIde-up channel—the distant shore of Somerset, and particularly on a clear day, afford. much to those who delight in studying all that are sssential to a, place which claims to be a pleasant sea- side resort. In the background the beautiful landscape of Porthkerry with its well timbered hills add much to the picturesque view. Standing upon the extreme edge of the arm of Lmd upon I i pleasant day there is SOT A- MOBE GRAXD SIGHT OR PLEASANT ER. PLACE ON THE SHORES OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL, f ind what a contrast ? On one side of the point the land stretches away, and forms a beach of pebbles, while on the other side it is nothing but sand, gaud everywhere Barry Island can well boast that it has within, itself all that excursionists and pleasure seekers can desire. The fine stretch of sand enclosed; within the cliffs of Whitmore Bay arc considered to be the finest and nrost safe in the Bristol Channel, and the number of persons who yearly take advantage of the bathing facilities offered by' its waters is far larger thau a stranger visiting the place for a day would imagine. Time ilone will give to the Barry Island'its just reward in its claim to offer to the pleasure seeker health, pleasure,, and beautifully safe bathing. Passing along the edge of the cliffs of the bay we come to the high ground immediately above Barry Docks, and those who feel that they desire to rest but still see all that is passing around can find no better vantage place than the headland known as Nell's Point. From there they cam see not only all the vessels passing up and down the Bristol Channel but also THAI' BEEHIVE OF INDUSTRY—BARRY DOCK. But those who would seek after a day in the I country as well as at the seaside, w-ill also find that Barry Island can give it them. In the hollows between the two hills there are wild flowers in profusion, beautiful fields and places for picnics, h tea parties, &c.; while close at hand are establish- jl ments where provisions of all kinds can be pur- chased at reasonable charges.. We feel bound to say that those who cater for the public on Barry Island are by no means exorbitant in charges. Barry Island has been blessed by nature with many things which man cannot provide at other seaside places. It has beauty within itself, and we can only wish that those who read these few lines will visit Barry Island and see for themselves.

A WORD AS TO THE BEA UTIES…

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PORTHKERRY PARK,

"VOICES FROM AFAR."

ALLEGED REVOLTING AFFAIR AT…

BARRY RAILWAY BILL IN THE…

--LOCAL PIGEON FLYING,

REVI8VifSOFBOOKS.

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PENARTM POLICE COURT.

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BA RE Y' DOCK 1VEEKLY TIDE…