In this collection of over 200 postcards and family snapshots, author Geoffrey North taps a rich vein of nostalgia for the past of Barry and the surrounding area. The book examines all those settings which have provided the background of stimulus for the many wonderful memories held by residents and holiday-makers alike. Several striking images of pleasure cruises, a packed Barry Island, or of the Docks heaving with ships testify to Barry's dual importance as both a focal point for leisure activities and as a thriving port, dispatching the coal of South Wales to all corners of the globe. The cards also reveal the quieter corners as well as the busy town centre. All in all, this is a selection which should delight everybody who holds Barry close to their heart.