50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Penarth Times of March 10, 1967:

Following their highly successful 1966 show Oklahoma, the Penarth Players last week enjoyed their annual dinner-dance at the Masonic Hall.

A Fashion Show is to be presented at Dinas Powis Methodist Youth House, at 7.30pm, next Monday, March 13, when proceeds will be in aid of the building fund.

Spring and Summer fashions will be presented by the Fashion Shop, High Street, Barry and Mod fashions by The Spot On, High Street, Barry.

More than 100 people watched the comedy play, Goodnight Mrs Puffin, performed by the YMCA Players at the Parish Hall, Dinas Powis, very successful last Thursday.

To encourage good citizenship and common service in the general curriculum of Voluntary Youth Clubs, the Penarth branch of the British Legion is fostering this aspect among Youth Organisations by awarding financial assistance.

St David's Day was celebrated at Sully County Primary School in the traditional manner, girl pupils wearing Welsh dress and making a delightful picture. The assembly hall was packed to the doors with parents, relatives and friends, enjoying the morning's entertainment given by the combined school.

St David's Day was enthusiastically celebrated in traditional style by Penarth schools. The Eisteddfou and concerts were the climax of weeks of patient rehearsal, and the pupils and staff alike welcomed the half-day holiday.

Old Penarthians were well beaten 26-6 by West Wales league leaders, Seven Sisters, at Cwrt-y-Vil last Saturday. The visitors brought with them an impressive record of only three defeats this term, and boasted a defence that has conceded only nine tries.

Penarth Athletic beat Pontypridd Athletic by nine points to three last Saturday. The home forwards opened up with brilliant, high-powered rugby, while the backs made some dazzling runs.