Post by Administrator on Jun 23, 2013 20:44:53 GMT
Barry Sailors’ Rest
Barry Docks was built as a rival to Cardiff to export coal from the Welsh coalmines. But as the coal industry declined, so did the docks and, as the docks declined, the need for a Rest declined. In the 1950’s, the Sailors’ Rest was still fairly active but the decline had already started.
The Barry Sailors’ Rest celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. Mr C J Crix generally known as Jack, was the Port Missionary/Manager there at the time. He was appointed in August 1945 having spent two or three years as Port Missionary/Manager at Ipswich Sailors’ Rest. My father remained there until 1954, when he took over the King Edward VII Hall in London. In 1956, he became an Appeals Organizer based in N.W. London.