EASTER over Penarth and the Vale of Glamorgan was a sun-drenched affair, with churches, chapels and clubs all banding together to put on a host of services and entertainment.

The sun shone on the Easter Walk of Witness in Dinas Powys. Members of local chapels and churches processed from the Twyn through Dinas Powys passed Tesco at Nica, ending at Bethesda Chapel.

Fish and chips sustained around 100 walkers by the end of the evening.

Rev Jon Davis of the Baptist Church and the Revs Carole and Phil Challis of the Methodists led the service with the first hymn, Light of the World. The reading of Mark’s gospel was by David Cocks.

At Nica the hymn ‘Here is love, vast as the ocean’ was sung.

The next reading was given by Ciara McAlpine. Finally at Tesco the hymn ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’ was sung, with Sarah Long reading.

Matt Lewis of Bethesda commissioned the new cross and led the short service at Bethesda.

Many thanks go to Councillor John Fanshaw for the loan of the excellent PA system. Everyone was kept safe by the traffic marshal Brian West.

The Friends of Belle Vue Park held an Easter celebration of their own.

They said: “We had a fantastic time with crafts, games, seed planting and selfies.

“There were so many amazing Easter hat designs, it was hard to choose!

“Thanks to all the hard-working volunteers who made the event possible”

As well as events held by churches and chapels, Easter egg hunts were a recurring theme for many venues.

Cosmeston Lakes hosted their own hunt over the course of the weekend, inviting people to try their luck at solving clues for prizes.

Llantwit Major Surf Lifesaving Club held an Easter egg hunt on Easter Monday, with face painting, name the bunny, refreshments and hot drinks.

St Fagans National Museum of History held their own “Big Museum Easter Trail”, asking visitors to solve clues and follow the trail around the museum in return for an “egg-citing prize”.