No man is an island - except Barry Island. Every mention of my hometown comes with a stack of flak,knowing jibes and now bloody Porthcawl has been referred as an upscale edition by the editor. It aint right. I feel it's time someone restored the balance. Some Barry facts 1) When the Welsh edition of Monopoly was launched Barry got the covetted Old Kent Road spot. 2) Barry has a park dedicated to the blind. It used to have a wooden rail alongside perfumed plants with the plants name in braille. It now has weeds and the shelters have been bricked in to stop that other smell. Then the council built a pond. Then they banned dogs. 3) My favourite snippet of overheard conversation was a mother and a daughter arguing while walking their dog. 'He's not a paedo he's just a pervert'. Local colour you just don't get in the city. Please feel free to add more favourable facts and restore some of the old dignity.