0 Post a comment Thursday, 18 July 2019 - Transport by GEM Staff Reporter - GEM Reporter @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] The Vale Council will open up the far end of Nell’s Point car park on Barry Island for coaches to avoid congestion on local roads. Coaches have been double parking on Station Approach Road just beyond the funfair because cars have taken spots in the extended parking bays. A photograph taken on July 5 shows the congestion recently.The front of Nell’s Point car park can only accommodate seven coaches – there’s a height restriction barrier for the rest of the car park.A Vale Council spokesperson explained the car park had height restriction barriers to stop people setting up camp in the car park: “Buses are encouraged to park in the Nell’s Point car park where there is designated space for seven buses to avoid unnecessary on-street congestion. “If that reaches capacity, council officers managing … [Read more...] about Council takes action to prevent double parking on Barry Island
0 Post a comment Thursday, 6 June 2019 - Entertainment by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] On Sunday, June 8 this year’s Barry Island Festival of Transport will be one of south Wales’ largest gatherings of classic cars and buses and it is expected to draw big crowds. The heritage bus group has big plans to restore a unique 81-year-old coach and is looking for £100,000 support. The event is free and will run all day from 10am to 5pm. Mike Taylor, chairman said: “We will offer free rides on around 20 different heritage buses, some open top ones together with a free Park and Ride shuttle from the Barry Dock offices. “Also at this event we are announcing the launch of a call for donations to professionally restore a Red & White Albion Valkyrie Coach to its original Art Deco styling”.The festival will feature around 300 classic and specialist performance cars, joined by a selection … [Read more...] about Ride on the Valkyrie at Barry Island?
Sport / Blether with Brown by John Brown April 6, 2019, 10:00 am Send us a story Sign up to our Sport newsletter As a young boy, going away from home to support your team was always a great event. I would marvel at the atmosphere and the banter . . . it always seemed to be different from home games. For one city fan, though, two of his early away days ended in thrashings . . . and both were by the same team! Barry Downs resident Mike Laidlaw remembers: “Early away days for me included two trips to Cathkin Park to see Dundee United visit Third Lanark. “It was the first couple of seasons after United were promoted in the early 1960s. I think the bus used to leave from Courthouse Square in Dundee. “There were very few United fans at these games, and I think ours was the only bus! “Anyway, we were given a right hiding on both occasions, 6-1 and 7-2 if I remember correctly. “Mind you, Third Lanark had a very good team at that time with … [Read more...] about BLETHER: Mike recalls solitary Dundee United buses and long trips home after defeats
Cookstown Greenvale Hotel St Patrick's disco horror: Tributes to teenagers Lauren Bullock, Morgan Barnard and Connor Currie BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The three teenagers killed in an apparent crush at a St Patrick's Day disco at a Northern Ireland hotel have all been named. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/cookstown-greenvale-hotel-st-patricks-disco-horror-tributes-to-teenagers-lauren-bullock-morgan-barnard-and-connor-currie-37926740.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37926749.ece/f8630/AUTOCROP/h342/hotel_deaths2.jpg Email The three teenagers killed in an apparent crush at a St Patrick's Day disco at a Northern Ireland hotel have all been named. They were Lauren Bullock (17), Morgan Barnard, also 17 and 16-year-old Connor Currie. Police have appointed a major investigation team to conduct the investigation involving specialist detectives. Independent Councilor Barry Monteith paid tribute to the three saying they were all from … [Read more...] about Cookstown Greenvale Hotel St Patrick’s disco horror: Tributes to teenagers Lauren Bullock, Morgan Barnard and Connor Currie
Reader Janet Foulds asked if anyone had any photos of the Black and White Cafe, which was located on Tennant Street in Derby city centre. Janet, who lives in Derby, worked as a waitress at the popular eaterie in the 1960s before it was demolished. She recalled: "It was a delightful little place and I have many fond memories of my time there, the staff and some of the regular customers. It had a little shop at the front. I think they sold sweets." Several readers responded to Janet's request, two with photographs. Barry Edwards, who is a regular contributor, writing about the city's transport history, searched through his large collection of archive photos and found the image, below: He said: "The photographer, Peter Mitchell, was standing in the Tennant Street bus park in order to capture one of Derby Corporation's old Daimler buses, number 89, withdrawn in September 1967, thus helping to date the photo to the period Janet was employed at the cafe." Lee and Pat Knowles, who live in … [Read more...] about Can you remember this popular Derby city centre tea shop?