Penarth, Punch & Judy Show c.1955

Memories of Penarth

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

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.

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 (...Read full memory)

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

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