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  • The sun shines for Wenvoe Castle finals

    PERFECT weather conditions greeted the finalists on the first of the two Finals Days which were held at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club a week last Sunday. read more

  • Jack Munroe Cup match

    AS THE season ends at Windsor Bowls Club the annual ‘Jack Munroe Cup’ figured large in the members’ diaries. read more

  • Young Karate Jutsu takes gold at competition

    THE British International Karate Open Competition was held in London over the weekend, at UEL Sports Dock. Competitors came from all over Britain; Connery Hutchinson from Cogan Leisure Centre, Karate Jutsu club represented Karate Wales Governing Body squad at the British international. read more

  • Keep Wales Tidy awards

    KEEP Wales Tidy is looking for volunteer groups, schools and organisations across Wales to put their names forward for the Tidy Wales Awards. read more

  • Impressive win for Dinas Wolves

    DINAS Wolves faced Inter Penarth with the Wolves winning 25 – 0. read more

  • Pints put pub in 2015 Good Beer Guide

    THE quality of real ale on offer at The Bears Head has earned the Windsor Road pub a place in the Campaign For Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide 2015. read more

  • Penarth Youth in Action

    PENARTH Youth Action (PYA), the youth council for Penarth, had their annual team day on Saturday, September 13. The day involved laser tag games at Task Force, Penllyn, followed by a barbeque hosted by town councillors at the Kymin Penarth. read more

  • Richard Cards fine score in Centenary Medal

    GLAMORGANSHIRE Golf held its annual Centenary Medal on Saturday, September 6. The competition was previously due to be played in July but had to be cancelled because of heavy thunderstorms. read more

  • Penarth U15s Lose Control at Pontyclun

    PENARTH U15s travelled the short drive to Pontyclun to challenge a team they had not played for the last three seasons. Pontyclun are regarded as a strong outfit and Penarth were looking to make amends for last week’s poor performance against Newbridge. read more

  • Penarth Sea angling results

    FIRST prize went to Lee Williams who caught a 5lb 10oz bass. read more

  • Plant your own Narcissus Dyffryn daffodils

    THE Dyffryn Daffodil is on sale now after it has won international status as a new breed of Daffodil. read more

  • Knitting shop named best in Wales

    A SHOP in Penarth has been declared the "purl" of the knitting world after being named Wales' Best Independent Local Yarn Store. read more

  • Plans for a ban on smoking in cars is welcomed by Wales

    PLANS to prohibit smoking in a car in the presence of children have been welcomed by ASH Wales. The Welsh Government will consult on the plans which have received widespread support with four out of five Welsh adults (79 per cent) now backing the legislation, according to a YouGov survey in 2014. read more

  • Disappointing loss for Dinas Ladies

    DINAS Ladies played against Ponty Ladies, with Ponty winning 3 – 0. read more

  • Penarth defeated by Cardiff Athletic

    LAST Saturday, Cardiff Athletic were the visitors to Rectory Road for the final PG1 fixture of 2014. This game turned out to contain a wicked twist as Penarth took to the green not expecting much out of the contest. The battle on the day seemed to be who would take second place and promotion out of Cardiff Athletic and Penarth Windsor. read more

  • Disappointing end to season for Centurions

    A TEN man Sully Centurions travelled to Rogerstone on the last day of the league season and were well beaten by the talented home side. Batting first Rogerstone lost an early wicket when Adam Sylvester bowled L Harry for a duck to leave the score on seven for two. But this was to prove a false dawn as A Harry and Holdaway put on 45 for the second wicket – and then Harry and Tutton amassed 144 in a match winning third wicket partnership. Sylvester was the best of the Centurions bowlers, with three for 47, but although a total of seven wickets fell, the home side had put 318 runs on the board by the end of the innings, with Harry being finally run out for a fine 150. read more

  • Supporting the Wings Appeal

    LOOK out for members of the Penarth Branch of the RAF Association, who will be collecting for the charity’s Wings Appeal on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 in Penarth town centre. read more

  • Penarth toilets should be open

    HAVING a problem with my bladder I quite often use local toilets. When I arrived at the toilets they were shut for refurbishment. Why could they not have kept one open with someone on the door to ensure ladies and gents could use them occasionally. read more

  • Murch Bowling club results

    RESULTS of the Final Competitions played Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6. read more

  • Spectacle wearer eyes up top prize

    ONE of Penarth’s proudest glasses wearers is now a step closer to winning Specsavers’ coveted Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award, with a grand prize of £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas in his sights. read more


    RATTENBURY Helen Whitfield Precious memories of our Darling Daughter Helen 21st September. Everyday we think of you Nen, We talk about you too. We still miss your smile and thoughtful ways And all the happy yesterdays, So lovely, So loving, So loved. Mam and Dad. xxx Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure, You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure. Always in our thoughts Nen. Mike, Melanie, Leanne and Steve. xxxx Thinking of you Nen, brings a tear. Love and miss you always. Steven, Wendy, Bethan and Christopher. xxxxxx In Loving Memory of Helen, Deep in our hearts your memory is kept, We loved you to dearly to ever forget. And although you are so far away, We love and miss you more each day. Love Aunty Beryl and family. xx read more


    FERRIS (John) Shirley, Peter and Fiona would like to thank everyone who attended John's funeral, also for all the cards, floral tributes and kind words of sympathy. Many thanks to Matthew and everyone at Green Willows Funeral Home for their kindness and professionalism. God bless you all. read more


    WILKIE (Dot) The family are sad to announce that Dot passed away peacefully at St Davids Hospital, Canton, on September 8th 2014, aged 94 years. 'Always in our hearts.' Funeral details to follow but any enquiries to Green Willow Funerals. Tel: (029) 2051 4627. read more


    SADLER Barbara and Allen Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary Lots of Love From Amanda, Kirsty, Martin, Lawrence, Laura and Amelia. xxxx read more


    LESLEY ANNE KERNICK 17/09/59 to 15/03/14 Happy Birthday my darling. I miss you more and more each day. From your everloving husband, David. "Loved with a love beyond all telling, missed with a grief beyond all tears" read more


    PEGGY BRAGG 90 Happy 90th Birthday 90 Aunty Peggy Lots of love, Debbie, 90 Barrie, Bethan, Matt, Gareth, Julia, and 90 90 Ethan. XX 90 read more


    SELBY (Winifred mary) Passed away on 10th September 2014 in her 90th year. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Resting at James Summers and son, Lavernock Court until the funeral service at Lavernock Court Chapel on Monday 22nd October at 1.15pm, followed by committal at Cardiff and Glamorgan Crematorium. No flowers by request, if wished donations may be sent to Holme Tower Bridgeman Road, Penarth read more

  • K FORD

    FORD (Ken) Peacefully after a short illness at Holme Tower on the 13th September 2014. Ken, beloved husband of the late Diane, a much loved Dad of Debbie and Sarah, loved father in law to Paul and Alistair, also adored Bampy of Sam, Kieran, Gethin and Abigail. Ken will be sadly loved and missed by all his family and friends Resting at James Summers and son, Lavernock Court, Penarth until being received into St.Joseph's R.C.Church Penarth on Thursday 25th September at 6.00pm, funeral service to take place on Friday 26th September at 11.00 am followed by committal at Cardiff and Glamorgan Crematorium, Port Rd., Barry. Family flowers only by request, donations if wished may be made c/o The Funeral Directors to Holme Tower. read more


    TURNBULL (Betty) Sadly passed away at Llandough hospital on 9th September 2014. Betty beloved wife of the late Peter, sadly missed by Steve and Marlou Beverley and Gareth, Brian and Sandra, Jamie, Kelly and great grandson Roc Mae Resting at James Summers and son, Lavernock Court, until the funeral service at Trinity Methodist Church on Friday 19th September at 2.30pm followed by committal at the Cardiff and Glamorgan Crematorium, Port Rd., Barry. Family flowers only, donations if wished may be made for Marie Curie Cancer Care c/o the Funeral Directors. read more


    DESMOND (Howard George) On 6th September, in Kings College Hospital, London. Much loved and hugely missed by, Sue, Matt, Becky, Niki, Dave, Evie, Theo and Kai. Service at the Cardiff & Glamorgan Crematorium, Barry on Monday 22nd September at 11-15am. Family flowers only, but donations if desired to Kings College Hospital Helipad Fund ( No need to wear black read more


    CHAMBERLAIN (George) Sadly passed away on 29th August 2014. Funeral service to be held at Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park Crematorium, Port Road, Barry on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 1:30pm. No Flowers please. Donations would be gratefully appreciated for Marie Curie Hospice, Holme Tower, Penarth or George/ All enquires to Green Willow Funerals, 21a Station Road, Dinas Powys. CF64 4DE. Tel (029) 2051 4627. read more


    THOMAS John Henry (Jack) Peacefully after a short illness on Sunday 14th September, aged 90. Jack was the beloved husband of the late Cynthia, a much loved Father of Anna, David and Ailsa, a respected Father-in-law of Clive, Susan and Paul and a devoted Grandfather and Great Grandfather. We will miss him terribly. Funeral to be held at Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend on Friday 26th September at 2.15 pm. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to Macmillan Cancer Support if desired and sent directly to Macmillan Cancer Support, Supporter Donations, FREEPOST LON1585189 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ. All enquiries to Green Willow Funerals, 21a Station Road, Dinas Powys, CF64 4DE. Tel (029) 2051 4627. read more

  • Stanwell Road Baptist Church and Belgian refugees

    EXACTLY 100 years ago this week, the effects the war was having on other countries was clarified for Penarthians as Belgian refugees arrived in the town. The story shows the humanity of Penarth Citizens as they rally to make the refugees feel at home. read more

  • Pier Pavilion clock

    SHORTLY after the Pier Pavilion opened in 1929 a clock was presented to Penarth by one of the Town’s residents in memory of her husband and of her son who was killed in the First World War. It was located in the same prominent position as the present clock. At the time a plaque recording the details of the gift was also placed on a wall inside the Pavilion. read more

  • NHS: Think of Wales first

    I AM really not surprised that people are attacking how our NHS in Wales is run as it could be, and should be better. read more

  • Old Illtydians play host to Old Penarthians

    ON Saturday, September 13 Old Illtydians played at their new home at Moorland Park, Splott for the first time and they were pleased to host Old Penarthians in a National League Division 3 East Central (A) fixture. The two clubs have comparable histories having been started as school associations and Illts Chairman, John Manders, considered this inaugural fixture was a fitting kick off to their new venture. The hosts have much to do in respect to a refurbishment of the old Moorland Road Library but it is hoped that their project will be successfully completed by the next time the two sides meet. read more

  • Help animals from rescue centres find a home

    I WAS very saddened last weekend to still see pet shops selling kittens for considerable sums of money. I would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone looking to find a family pet, to contact the local animal rescue centres we have on our doorstep. read more

  • Community centre's last ditch call for volunteers

    THE TRUSTEES of Lower Penarth Community Association warmly invite all members of the association and of the community to join them at the community centre in Brockhill Way on Thursday, September 25, for light refreshments at 4pm and for the Annual General Meeting at 4.30pm. read more

  • Churchyard closes for future burials

    THE churchyard at St Augustine's is to be closed to future burials, the Parochial Church Council has decided. read more

  • Tireless and dedicated volunteer retires after 26 years

    ONE of Penarth's most dedicated volunteers has retired from her post as a stroke support group organiser after 26 years of tireless service - unfortunatley meaning that the group has had to close until a replacement is found. read more

  • Views from Westminster – Stephen Doughty MP

    EARLIER this year I was invited to become a vice president of the Penarth Civic Society ( – an offer I was delighted to accept. read more

  • Penarth RFC retain the Bonello Trophy

    BY DEFEATING a strong and ambitious Saint Joseph’s RFC in the second round of Division 2 East Central, (see match report by Peter Weston) at the weekend, Penarth RFC have retained the newly-launched “Jack Bonello Challenge” trophy, which rewards the winner of the match between the two clubs. read more

  • Penarth listings

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  • First day at school

    Pupils from across Penarth started their first day at school over the last few weeks. To buy copies of any of the pics contact the Penarth Times and quote the reference number in the caption. read more

  • Penarth beat newly promoted St Joesph’s

    PENARTH faced St Josephs with Penarth winning 34 – 28. read more

  • Family hand in Royal Marine cenotaph petition

    THE family of a Royal Marine who has been denied a place on Penarth's Cenotaph have handed in a petition to the Vale council signed by nearly 3000 people. read more

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