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Penarth maps

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

Penarth area books

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Memories of Penarth

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Being There

The Hovercraft 1963, Penarth
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I was there that day, standing with the crowd at the pier end. Quite right, the pebbles flew around when I think back on that day..it was quite dangerous, but fun. Always remember that day.

Church in Stanwell Road Opposite The Conservative Club

Christchurch, Stanwell Road 1947, Penarth
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The land that the flats are built on, next to the church there was once a house that Joshua Morris built.

Stanwell Road Baptist Church

Christchurch, Stanwell Road 1947, Penarth
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I have put 1950 because I don't know when the flats were built by the Baptist church. The house that was pulled down for the flats I am told my great grandfather Joshua Morris built. He also is supposed to have built the Cefn Mably hotel on the junction of Redlands Road. Joshua came from Eglwyswrw to build houses in Penarth with his brother John I think and nephews and am told that from The Cefn Mably down to Cosmeston is call Morristown in honour of the Morris brothers who built many houses to establish Penarth as a town.

The Hovercraft

The Hovercraft 1963, Penarth
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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.

Penarth, 1963

The Hovercraft 1963, Penarth
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Hi Mike, did you go to St Cyres at all? Let me know.

Halcyon Days

The Hovercraft 1963, Penarth
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I remember the excitement of seeing the hovercraft as a child. We used to spend many days on the beach at Penarth usually at the Pier end but when the Hovercraft visited we of course congregated at what we called the 'landing stage' end near the yacht club.
The photo shows a boat in the background and I remember a service to Flat Holme run by a Mr Noel or Knowle. We called it 'Knowles boat'. For many years I craved a journey to Flat Holme on Knowles boat but never made it. I eventually got there a few years ago so it only took me 40 years. it was well worth it though.
Does anyone remember Knowles Boat and if so what do you know of the subject?

Looking For A Long Lost Friend ....

Please, could anyone help me find Cheryl Aldridge who lived in Grangetown and maybe in Llandough nurses flats, Penarth, around 1975 ?
Cheryl will be around 55 years old now, and maybe married to "J.Jacobs".
Thankyou for your help !

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