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Caption for Lavernock, St Mary's Well Bay C1965: Within view of their parents' caravans groups of children could play unsupervised. With Camp Wardens on hand to curtail anything too boisterous, this now seems a golden era – carefree youngsters left to their own devices. After exploring the beach all day, they were guaranteed to re-appear at the caravan door at teatime. What current Health & Safety legislation would make of the roped climbing frame and the trampoline, however, is debateable.

An extract from Around Penarth Photographic Memories.

Memories of Lavernock

It is quite possible that the the little boy to the right in this picture is me at age six. My family used to stay at a friend's caravan in the park above the cliffs. During the summers of 1954 through 1958 we stayed there most weekends in the summer and even a few in the spring and autumn. St. Mary's Well (...Read full memory)

Bear Bum Bay as it was unusually known by my family for generations was a regular haunt by my family as long as I can remember. I have a photo of my grandfather with his parents at the beach taken in the 1920s in all their finest, with the pebble beach packed. I personally remember still going there in (...Read full memory)

I was 10 years old when I visited the hotel run by my father's cousin George Appleton. We were visiting from Cape Town South Africa. I virtually had the beach to myself during that time and had a wonderful time exploring, ever mindful however of the tides that came in and out. A magical time of fantasy and discoveries.

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