50 YEARS ago

Extracts from the Penarth Times of April 7, 1967:

A boost for Penarth Council's housing programme plan comes this week with the news that the council has acquired the 21-acre site known as the Cowslip at a cost of £162,000.

A new primary school for Llandough is scheduled under the school building programme for 1968-69.

It will be one of seven primary schools allocated for Glamorgan, it was announced on Tuesday.

Last Friday Penarth Sea Cadets were hosts at a film show at the Royal Naval Careers office at Cardiff.

The visitors included shipmates of the Penarth branch of the Royal Naval Association Officers and Cadets of the Penarth Detachment of the Army Cadet Force, and Commanding Officers, Instructors and Cadets of the Penarth Squadron Air Training Corps.

Pensioners returning from the annual holiday at Dawlish were given a warm reception at the Pensioners Rest Centre last weekend.

In the next few weeks more than 25 million people will receive a "Certification of Pay and Tax Deducted" from their employers. The ministry of social security asks very employee to keep this certificate carefully.

Patrol leaders and assistant patrol leaders of the 6th Penarth (Trinity Methodist) Scouts spent the weekend at the Miskin Mill Training Camp, near Llantrisant. After last year's Easter Expedition to the Black Mountains, and this year's to Exmoor being snowed off, everyone was determined to enjoy the camp.

Twenty-five members of Llandough Ladies Club saw a film show of tours of Paris, Canada via New York and New Zealand.

The film of Canada showed a family on holiday and members were interested to see the numerous lakes and mountains and the Niagara Falls. The type of houses, cars and children's toys available in Canada were interesting viewing for those present.

Penarth were involved in another stormy game last Saturday - this time at Bridgwater, and one of Penarth's forwards was sent off together with a Bridgwater player. The Seasiders lost 16 points to nine.

The Old Penarthians' first 15 journeyed into Monmouthshire on Saturday last for the fixture with Ynysddu and were rewarded when a late penalty clinched an 8-6 victory and brought the side its fifth double of the season.