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BARRY GOLF CLUB.

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THE BARRENNESS OF BARRY ISLAND.

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THE BARRENNESS OF BARRY ISLAND. To the Editor of the" BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—" Many a time and oft" in your valuable paper has attention been called, but in vain, to the deficiences of Barry Island as regards conveniences for the public. The time has now arrived-if it is not, even now, too late-when something must be done. Last Saturday and Monday, for instance, no fewer than between 6,000 and 7,000 persons came by excursion trains to Barry Island. It turned out showery on both days. Where were they to go ? What were they to do ? There are no shelters, no convenience, no attractions of any sort, in a word, no, nothing I" There is not a public convenience of any sort on the Island, not to mention such a necessity as a ladies' lavatory. Now, Sir, I have not the slightest doubt that more than one-half of the many thousands of people who visited Barry last week will never come near the place again owing to lack of accommodation, convenience, and attraction. The District Council, I understand, is willing to do what it can but apparently the estate people in their wisdom (?) do not see the necessity for any of these things. I maintain, Sir, that the present state of things constitutes a serious menace to the future pros- perity of Barry Island as a watering place and seaside resort. As everyone knows the favour of the people is fickle at the best; and once it is lost it is next to impossible to woe it back again, and by the time that Barry Island-at its present slow rate of progress, if progress it can be called-will have become a decent place of public resort, the public will have become disgusted with it, and turned their backs on it for ever. With all the unmerous attractions—though with fewer natural advantages—that other seaside places offer- Weston, for instance-how can Barry hope to com- pete when it is so hopelessly in the back ground f It is really pitiable to see the poor people wander- ing aimlessly about the town, trying to take shelter under doorways, &c. Another season like the present one, unless better provision is made for wet weather, and the Island, as a pleasure resort, is doomed One has only to go among the visitors and hear them talk to realise this. Shelters and conveniences are absolutely demanded, and a pavilion and promanade very desirable. At present there is nothing there. Oh, the pity of it! "-Yours faithfully, EARNEST WELL-WISHER.

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