50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Penarth Times of March 17, 1967:

On April 5 Penarth Music and Arts Club breaks new ground with the aid of the Arts Council of Great Britain in promoting an opera which is practically unknown in this country.

Byron Place, which at present receives its lighting from street lamps in Coleridge Avenue and Wordsworth Avenue, is to have its own lamp erected.

The Llandough Pre-School Playgroup which organised the recent fashion show said this week that is is grateful to all the helpers at this successful function.

The British Railways Veteran's Male Voice Choir entertained the Darby and Joan Club this week. This was their third visit to the Paget Rooms, and they recently won a cup at the Eisteddfod for the second time.

Rain fell in Penarth on 17 days during the month of February. Rainfall for the month was 5.01 inches, making a total for the month of 6.88 inches.

Maximum temperature was 53 degrees F and minimum (night) temperature was 30 degrees F.

A cul-de-sac for 14 semi-detached bungalows off Castle Avenue, is to be named Monkstone Close.

The South East Glamorgan Divisional Youth Clubs played their Annual Table Tennis Tournament last week. The Tournament took place at Sully County Youth Centre where there were a total of 12 teams playing. Knockout games were played off on the two tables until there were only four teams left in the match: Jenner Park A v Tonygwynlais and Barry YMCA v Sully A.

Penarth completed the double over Glamorgan Wanderers last Saturday with a fine 9 - 0 victory that was well deserved. There is always keen rivalry between these two sides, especially as they are both holding up the table, and in their three meetings this season the Seasiders have won two and drawn one.

In the first division championship battle of Penarth Darts League, Ex-Service A who have been close to the title for the last five years, are in a strong position to carry it off this year.