AT Last week's meeting of the Penarth Darby and Joan Club, leader Mrs Doris Pawley Evans introduced the visitors, the Rev. J. H. Latham, Minister of Christ Church Congregational, and Mrs Latham, who were given a wonderful reception.

Mrs Latham sang "In an old fashioned town," and Mr Latham spoke on "Happiness," beginning by saying how happy he and his wife are in Penarth.

His advice for happiness came in three headings.

First, accept your limitations and do not try to do too much; second, live in the present, enjoy the good things while you can and do not grumble.

Third, improve yourself.

It is never too late to mend.

Mrs Latham gave another charming solo and sang the closing hymn with Mrs Pawley Evans.

Christ Church are indeed fortunate!

The meeting was unanimous in voting against the holding of a rally this year.

Birthday honours were accorded to Mrs Kingston, Mr W. Wride, Mrs Sanger, Mrs Godfrey, Mrs A. Sullivan, Mrs Kershaw and Mrs Mahoney (82 years)

PENARTH Council on Monday confirmed a recommendation of the Pier and Esplanade committee that the ground floor of the multi-storey car park now being erected at the Esplanade, should be let as a "shell".

Applicants will be invited to tender on the basis of an agreement for a lease, which will be granted when the building is completed, possibly by August or September this year.

FOLLOWING extensive modernisation at Llandough War Memorial Institute, Llandough and Leckwith Youth Club re-opens tonight (Friday) after a fortnight's break.

Meetings are held every night at 7.30pm, and a full programme for the future has been arranged.

CARDIFF South East Divisional Liberal Association have adopted Mr John Ellis, a 53-year-old Londoner as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the next General Election.

Mr Ellis, who has strong South Wales links, is the head of a large financial organisation in the city of London.

He has fought 12 parliamentary elections on behalf of the Liberal Party.

He will be meeting Penarth Liberals at a reception at Glendale Hotel at 7.30pm on Friday, March 1.

PART of the old pool area at Cogan Recreation Field is to be filled in by Penarth Council.

It will eventually be grassed over to provide a larger playing area.

PENARTH Council is to ask Mr James Callaghan MP to help speed up the negotiations with British Railways on the council's proposed purchase of the footbridge over the railway line at Penarth Station.