If you are looking for an established and reliable local roofing contractor within the Barry, Cowbridge & Llantwit Major areas in the Vale of Glamorgan, then consider using the services of CFR Roofing. Their roofing services range from repairing storm damage to installing complete replacement roofs, including slate, tile and flat roofs. Why not give them a call on 07974 953414.
The town's name comes from St. Baruc, who drowned in the Bristol Channel and was buried in 'Baruc's Island', which is now known as Barry Island. Barry's early years were turbulent, with constant Viking raids and, in 1087, raiders set up their own base on Barry Island.
Later, the Normans came and divided the lands into manors and parishes. Barry became a sub-parish of Penmark and by the 12th and 13th centuries it had grown into a village and port with its own church, watermill and castle. Fragments of the castle, dating back to the 13th century, can be seen above Romilly Park up on the hill.
At the end of the 19th century, Cardiff had reached its coal exporting capacity and so Lord Bute levied an extra penny per ton for handling coal. Annoyed by this, in 1889, a rival group of railway and colliery owners set up their own docks in Barry, which lead to the saying that ''Barry was built for a penny''.
Thanks to the docks, the new-found wealth of the town created a fascinating array of architectural styles, from 1930s modernist buildings to mock-Tudor. Barry then grew to become the largest town in the Vale of Glamorgan.
When the coal industry went, Barry found a new lease of life in tourism based around nearby Barry Island, which is still a popular destination for families.
Barry Town Trail links the town to the waterfront and the Island, and highlights places of interest along its 6 mile route. It is a fantastic way to explore Barry by foot.
For the past 35 years, CFR Roofing
have been proud to provide local roofing services to residents and businesses within the Barry and Cowbridge area, and look forward to continuing to be of service for many years to come.