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MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS

IMil ARTHUR J. WILLIAMS, M.P.,…

IBARRY LOCAL BOARD AND THE…

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BARRY COMPANY'S BILL AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF BARRY HARBOUR. IMPORTANT LETTER FROM A PROMINENT V; LOCAL1 ^EftTLEMAN. v i- 'ii i • ■ To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—As you are aware the Barry Company are seeking power to construct several most important works for the advancement of the Barry district, notably a new dock and railway, one of the schemes being to construct a line from a point opposite the Ship Hotel through the old harbour on to the Island. It is with this section that I wish to deal. The advantages which would accrue not alone to Barry but to every portion of our district are so obvious as to be manifest to the most obtuse. However. I shall call public attention to them in order to keep them fresh in our minds. A section of that ugly bed of mud would be abolished^ This expanse of mud, apart from its uiisightliness, is a menace to the health of the neighbourhood, and this more particularly during hot weather. The entire district looks upon the Island as "our most healthy recreation ground. Therefore, if railway communication be established with it, it must be a great benefit to us. A large amount of money will circulate during the construction, such being now very much needed. It is proposed to run out a break water from the west point of the Island, which would convert the basin into a real harbour of refuge, which at present it is not. Now, sir, one would imagine that to the carry- ing out of such a project there could be no possible objection. Such, I regret to say. is not the case. The Board of Trade. in its wisdom, sees fit to in- terfere on the grounds that this harbour of refuge would be destroyed. If the Board of Trade was honest in its intention of safeguarding the interests of those who use the harbour, it would gladly welpome the proposed alteration. But its action in this matter is so devoid of sense that it forces us to find out who is operating behind. We then may be able to bring to light the motive. Can it be that our big neighbours view with jealous eyes the rapid growth of Barry ? They already see a menace to their future in every line we make ? They see a time approaching when Barry may outrun them. It is about time, therefore, that we looked to ourselves. Would it not strengthen the hands of the Barry Company if the approval of the inhabit- ants and their extreme wish to see the works completed were made clear ? I now suggest that the Chamber of Trade would take the question into consideration, and call a public meeting to bring about this object. Let us give the big wigs up the line to understand that Barry is determined to develope her splendid resources despite of their petty jealous v.—Yours, &c., ONWARD, STILL ONWARD. --+- t

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