PENARTH Beach Wardens (PBW) are appealing for bizarre and unusual objects found along the seafront between Cardiff Barrage and Lavernock Point to form part of a display highlighting the work they carry out.

Founded by Chris Wyatt of the local Penarth Civic Society (PCS), since 2007 Penarth Beach Wardens (PBW) have regularly patrolled the local coastline, picking up litter left by neglectful beach users.

While many of the items they find are left by visiting fishermen – such as empty bait bags, hand towels, bus and train tickets, empty food and drink containers – and dog owners, a host of other strange items have been collected by the team over the years.

These have ranged from children's toys and shoes to men's trousers, a broken keyboard, crystal wine glasses, a passport, knickers, knives and lighters.

There are currently 12 volunteers, who help out collecting items that have washed up on the shore.

The group is aided by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, who supply them with litter pickers, gloves and bin bags on a regular basis. The Council also pick up the filled bags from pre-arranged locations and their early morning collection staff have also on occasion come onto the beach to help remove larger items.

Beach wardens can choose to work alone or team up, and the group arrange regular catch-ups to exchange ideas.

If you are interested in joining, contact Chris Wyatt at