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Business in Barry

As Barry entered the 20th century, the coal trade provided a huge boost to Barry docks and railway. The No.1 dock was completed in 1889, and the No.2 dock in 1898. In 1913 coal exports from Barry were running at 11 million tons. Barry was thriving, and businesses to support this growth were also thriving.

Barry Docks - early 20th Century

 

Sadly, the largest single employer in Barry is now the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council.

 

As we enter the 21st century, the business face of Barry has changed dramatically. The heavy industries have gone. Automation means that the chemical plants located to the east of Barry no longer employ huge numbers of staff. Shops have to contend with large out-of town superstores, and the traditional corner shop is all but extinct.


Modern businesses in Barry still exist - they are often just smaller and better hidden, behind landscaping, or in anonymous sheds on anonymous Industrial Estates. Service industry still exists, as do a myriad of shops offering services or products that the superstores struggle to supply.

Businesses are listed on four pages - All Businesses (including shops), and non-shop businesses. Each list comes split into two categories - businesses sorted by by name, or by keyword.

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All Businesses (including Shops)

Businesses and Services, sorted by Business NameBusinesses and Services, sorted by Keyword


Businesses (excluding Shops)

Businesses and Services, sorted by Business NameBusinesses and Services, sorted by KeywordShops & Retail Outlets


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