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Just over 100 years ago, the present Barry comprised only three small villages and a few scattered farms in three parishes - Barry, Merthyr Dyfan and Cadoxton. The population in 1881 was 85 in the village of Barry, and 403 in Cadoxton. By the 1920's the population of Barry was around 40,000 - a figure that changed little over the rest of the century.

With the building of the docks in the 1890's there followed an explosion of development and population. Within 30 years the port and railway of Barry were world famous for the export of coal. Thirty years later the coal industry had collapsed, and Barry had to find a new identity in post-war Britain. Cynics say we are still looking! As much of the town was built during the expansion of the docks, most of it has grown old at the same time.

The Docks Offices, Barry Dock, Winter 2001 Having lost the heavy industry on which the docks, and the town was founded, Barry needs to pursue a new route -based upon newer and lighter industries, leisure, service and tourism.

Barry has much to offer. It enjoys panoramic views of the Bristol Channel, and is close to the rural Vale. It is close enough to Cardiff to enjoy the resources of the city, but without the disadvantages of having to live in the city. It is large enough to provide its residents with many facilities lacking in smaller communities.

This website aims to provide a picture of Barry in the third millennium - to show what Barry offers to residents and to visitors in the way of services, leisure and business opportunities, and anything else that there is a demand for.

What's On This Month

Regular Events

Every
Saturday

Welsh Beginners Class (Accelerated)
Where : Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Cadoc Crescent
Welsh Beginners Class every Tuesday and Thursday - 13:00 - 15:00 for 30 weeks. Anyone welcome! Come and learn a new skill and make new friends.
Cost : 295
For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Monday

Welsh for the Family Course
Where : Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Cadoc Crescent
Welsh for the Family class every Monday from 12:30 - 14:30 for 30 weeks.
Cost : 149
For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Monday

Welsh Beginners Class (Leisurely)
Where : Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Cadoc Crescent
Welsh beginners class every Monday from 17:30 - 19:30 for 30 weeks.
Cost : 149
For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Tuesday

Welsh Beginners Class (Blended, Accelerated)
Where : Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Cadoc Crescent
Welsh beginners class every Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00 for 30 weeks. The course is a blended learning approach - you would spend two hours a week in class and the other 2 hours completing our online course (in your own time).
Cost : 295
Come and learn a new skill! For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Tuesday

Welsh Beginners Class (Leisurely)
Where : Ysgol Sant Baruc, St Paul's Avenue
Welsh beginners class every Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00 for 30 weeks.
Cost : 149
For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Tuesday

Welsh Beginners Course! (leisurely)
Where : Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Gibbonsdown
Welsh beginners course every Tuesday from 09:30 - 11:30 for 30 weeks. Massive discount if you live in the area and can provide proof of postcode.
Cost : 149 but massive discount for local people
For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Tuesday

Welsh Beginners Class (Leisurely)
Where : Barry Island Primary School, Clive Rd, Barry Island
Welsh beginners course every Tuesday from 16:00 - 18:00 for 30 weeks.
Cost : 149
Do your children speak Welsh? do you want to keep up with them? if yes, why not come along and learn Welsh. For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Tuesday

Welsh Taster Course!
Where : Ysgol Sant Baruc, St Paul's Avenue
Welsh beginners taster course every Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00 for 5 weeks! Only 20!
Cost : 20
Come and learn a new skill. For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Tuesday

Baby Ballet Classes 5 week course
Where : Barry
Baby ballet classes for 2 - 4 year olds beginning at 1pm for 3/4 hour every Tuesday for 5 weeks
Cost : 18 full course
to Register your child please ring 07530127904 (Mon -Fri 10am - 5pm) or email- cymreis@hotmail.co.uk

Every
Wednesday

Welsh Beginners Class (Leisurely)
Where : Barry Comprehensive School, Port Road West
Welsh beginners class every Wednesday from 19:00 - 21:00 for 30 weeks.
Cost : 149
For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Wednesday

Monkey Music
Where : Barry
Monkey music award winning music classes for babies and toddlers aged 3 months to 4 years grouped according to age. Contact Emma to book a complimentary session. Venues and classes across the Vale and Bridgend
Cost : Contact Emma for details
Contact Emma on 01656 649190 to book your complimentary session emma.loyns@monkeymusic.co.uk or see website for more details www.monkeymusic.co.uk

Every
Thursday

Welsh Beginners Course! (Blended, Accelerated)
Where : Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg, Colcot Road.
Welsh beginners course every Thursday from 19:00 - 21:00 for 30 weeks. This course is a blended learning course. You will spend 2 hours a week in class and the other 2 hours completing our online course (in your own time).
Cost : 295
Come and learn a new skill! For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Thursday

Pole Dancing & Burlesque Lessons
Where : Wenvoe
Pole dancing lessons are now being held at Wenvoe Arms every Thursday (please ring/email before turning up). Also 6 week courses & parties, ring 07853 640944. www.poletwisters.co.uk Also classes run around South & West Wales.
Cost : From 7

Every
Friday

Welsh Beginners Class (Leisurely)
Where : Barry College, Colcot Road
Welsh beginners class every Friday from 10:00 - 12:00 for 30 weeks.
Cost : 149
For more information or to register contact the Welsh for Adults Centre: 029 2087 4710 www.learnwelsh.co.uk

Every
Saturday

Barry School Of Dance
Where : Barry Island community centre
Childrens dance classes Class one Ballet 7-11 year olds class two Modern Jazz 7 - 11 year olds Class three Baby Ballet 2 - 4 year olds held every monday morning reigister names to barrydance@talktalk.net
Cost : tba
Children will have the chance to perform in shows,in Cardiff, London and Disneyland Paris. Examinations and medal tests also available.

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