63 marvellously nostalgic photographs that show Barry Island and Porthcawl in …

They were the days of sand in the picnic sandwiches, flasks of weak lemon squash – and a time when the beaches of Barry Island and Porthcawl could barely be glimpsed under the teeming mass of daytrippers enjoying a rare day off work or school.

As these evocative pictures from our archives show, Barry Island and Porthcawl were THE place to be back in the days before cheap package holidays and city breaks had even been thought of.

Fish and chips

The smell of the fresh sea air, the obligatory bag of fish and chips and the trip to the fairground fed the memories of generations of Welsh children.

So whatever you’re doing this whitsun week, have a look at our gallery and let the waves of nostalgia from those heady far off days wash over you.

And while you’re at it, have a look at these images that show how Barry Island is starting a new chapter in its long history as a much-loved bank holiday hotspot.

Article source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/63-marvellously-nostalgic-photographs-show-9324227