50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Penarth Times of March 3, 1967:

Following last week's Council decision to postpone the £2 million development of the Cowslip Site for housing, the Council have received an application from the Woodland Housing Trust Ltd indicating their interest in developing the Cowslip site.

A new and urgent reminder to applicants for passports to give at least three weeks' notice to the Passport Office has been given in view of the approach of the holiday season. It has become necessary as applications have risen steadily in the past 10 years, and totalled last year just under one million or 160,000 more than in 1965.

HMS Glamorgan, the Royal Navy's newest guided missile destroyer, and the first ship to be named after the county, is to visit Cardiff in April - the exact dates yet to be specified.

Many members of the Dinas Powis Methodist Youth Club, who receive judo instruction at the Youth House on Monday evenings, watched a display by experts in Japan's Martial Arts, including judo, at the Drill Hall, Penarth, recently.

The Llandough Ladies Thursday club visited the GPO last Tuesday week, when members enjoyed an interesting tour, showing the internal working of the department.

The Penarth Salvation Army Corps are busy with plans for the Band Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, when the Abertillery Salvation Army Band will perform at a Musical Festival at Albert Road Methodist Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday. On Sunday (Mother's Day) the visiting band will also conduct meetings at 11am at the Bethania Chapel in Hickman Road.

Despite the heavy ground, and strong wind and rain showers, Penarth and Pontypool staged and unexpectedly fluid and entertaining game for spectators at the Athletic Ground last Saturday. The visitors won by nine points to nil.

The chances of the local Youth were not rated very high when they travelled to Llandaff last Saturday. With a record of only three defeats this season, Llandaff fielded a side containing seven District caps and four Welsh trialists.