Post by Administrator on Jan 30, 2014 13:09:27 GMT
Barry: A New Community
The Project examines the period 1891 – 1945 and is a revenue only project relating to creation of modern Barry, that shift from farming to a truly powerful economic hub. Barry in 1881 had a population of 75 people. In 1884 David Davies bought land for Barry Docks, which was opened in 1889. In 1913 Barry was the largest coal exporting Docks in the world with a population of 40,000 all of which were migrants in one way or another. That `boom’ period created a new, unique, community that is a proud part of the welsh diaspora. Fundamentally the Project is about people, rather than the physical creation of the Docks. This makes it a very unique piece of work within the Vale of Glamorgan, in heritage and historical terms.