‘Tolerance through Remembrance’ Race Riots in Barry in 1919

Tour of cemetery 2.30pm-4pm Commemorative event of music, history, poetry and stories 4-5.15pmThe story of BARRY IS ESSENTIALLY ONE OF INCOMERS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD MOVING HERE TO ESTABLISH THE TOWN WE KNOW AND LOVE TODAY.It is a story of people coming together to create a community that strives to work, play and live in harmony.Yet it is a story with a terrible scar. In 1919, BARRY, along with other dock towns in Liverpool and Cardiff, witnessed race RIOTS. Driven by high unemployment, insecurity and a fear of foreigners there were killings, mobs on the rampage with a blind hat...

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