Penarth, South Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Penarth and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Tanks In Penarth

My husband was born in Albert Road, Penarth 1943 and used to speak of loads of old tanks left to rot away in fields. Also some sort of tunnel that was later blocked off. He left there for the Midlands when he was 7 years old and had learned to count to 10 in Welsh. He came to the Black Country and could hardly understand a word of what people said.

A memory of Penarth

The Hovercraft

I remember being on the beach the day of the hovercraft coming to Penarth. I was there with a couple of my friends, I would have been nearly 16. We were really excited as we watched it approach then suddenly when it came on to the beach we started to run back as the pebbles were being tossed about from the down draught.

A memory of Penarth

Penarth, 1963

Hi Mike, did you go to St Cyres at all? Let me know.

A memory of Penarth by Paul Everitt