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in the late 1990's (historical research is not my strong point) the
monument was somewhat controversial. As I recall, a competition was
held and four designs were put forward by the council for public
consultation. The council then apparently ignored the results of this
consultation and chose the design that they favoured!
location was similarly controversial - many people wanted the
monument to go on one of the three headlands within the town - right
next to the sea. Instead it was located outside the council offices
in Holton Road.
"In commemoration of Merchant Seamen from Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan who lost their lives during two World Wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945"
"It is a SERIOUS relation that in which a man stands to HIS SHIP
A SHIP is a creature which we have brought into the WORLD as it
were on purpose to keep us up to the MARK
In her handling a SHIP will not put up with a mere pretender"
below are to photographs of the names on the memorial.