THE Penarth Times has seen many things in the town, but this one takes the biscuit.

While out and about in the town one evening, we were surprised to come across a group of Morris dancers.

And it turned out they were there for a very good reason.

On the evening of May 23 at around 7.30pm the Cardiff Morris team were dancing on Windsor Road outside St Fagan’s pub in celebration of a former member.

Watch the video further down of the Morris dancers in Penarth

Penarth Times: Morris dancing in PenarthMorris dancing in Penarth (Image: Newsquest)

Penarth Times: The Cardiff Morris dancersThe Cardiff Morris dancers (Image: Newsquest)

Phil Gibbins was described as “remembered with pleasure”.

Highlights of Mr Gibbins' time with the dancers included his 70th birthday tour, a hog roast, a garden party for Cardiff Morrismen - with home-brewed Vale Strong delivered by a proper beer engine - and the many Valleys tours he organised.

Penarth Times: In memory of Phil GibbinsIn memory of Phil Gibbins (Image: Facebook)

Penarth Times: One of the youngest members, Astrid, 6One of the youngest members, Astrid, 6 (Image: Newsquest)

Penarth Times: Some live music in townSome live music in town (Image: Newsquest)

One member wrote a heartfelt message when they said: “The main thing is that Phil was a good bloke, interesting, a friend and fun to be with.”

WATCH: Morris dancing in Penarth in the video below

The group started the dancing celebration of Mr Gibbons in Penarth town centre, with a “cracking” Hunting the Hare, Nantgarw.

After that they moved to The Golden Lion.

On the night, the group said: “We had a lovely evening and a great crowd of spectators and it was nice but bittersweet to raise a tankard to Phil. We will miss him so much.”