50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Penarth Times of March 23, 1967:

Changes in the Parliamentary constituency boundaries which are proposed for Wales are revealed this week as a result of a provisional recommendation for the Boundary Commission for Wales.

Although making no change in the present total of 36 constituencies in the Principality, Penarth would be vitally affected by the recommendation that it should be included in the Barry constituency.

The town's new general rate is to go up by 1s. 5d. to 15s. 1d. in the pound, which means that domestic ratepayers will pay 14s. 8d. - a shilling more than last year.

The Barbarians tour - team return to the town on Good Friday (kick-off 3.30pm) for their annual fixture against Penarth at the Athletic Ground.

This match commences a four-game tour of South Wales for the Baa-Baa's, including visits to Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

The send off given to those lucky pensioners going to Dawlish was marked by hoots from the bus driver, answered by the horns of several stationary cars and loud cheers.

Work on improvements at the Paget Rooms is nearing completion, the chairman told members of the Paget Rooms Committee last week.

Five Sully Bowlers went to Folkestone to take part in the Bowling International, joining a number from Penarth and Barry.

Wales suffered a heavy defeat but this was in no way spoiled what was a wonderful week for all who went to Folkestone with the Welsh team.

Llandough Ladies Club 28 held a Beetle Drive at their last meeting, there was considerable laughter towards the end of each of the 12 games as the seven teams raced each other to complete the first Beetle.

A full programme of Easter festivities is planned at Penarth Ex-Servicemen's Club, including two gala dances.

Friday will be bingo night as usual, while on Saturday there will be a special Gala Night dance, with the usual social games and novelties.

On Easter Monday there will be a Grand Gala dance and Ladies Easter Bonnet parade.

In an uninspired encounter at Cwrt-y-vil on Saturday last, Old Penarthians and Tredegar Ironsides failed dismally to raise themselves above the levels of mediocrity and the game finally petered out into its apparently inevitable scoreless conclusion.