Penarth Remembers, 1918 – 2018

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, History

To mark the centenary of Armistice Day, Penarth’s communities have come together to remember the sacrifices made during the Great War, the efforts of and effects on survivors, and the social changes that followed.   Over the past two years, local groups and individuals have met to share plans and develop projects together. 2018 has seen a number of important … Read More

Historic Women of Penarth

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture, History

With Penarth history month in full swing, two of our contributors, Georgina Bartlett and Meg Holland, have discovered some of Penarth’s most influential women, sharing how they helped shape politics, journalism, sport as well as supporting troops during World War I. Words by Georgina Bartlett At just 16 years old, Edith followed Kathleen Thomas’ example and swam the Bristol Channel … Read More

A look back at Belle Vue

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, History

With Music in the Park returning to Belle Vue Park this summer for its 10th consecutive year, we thought we’d take a look back through the archive to find out the history of this popular Penarth park. Words by Martin Gossage, Penarth Civic Society and Karen Martin, Chair of Friends of Belle Vue Park The park occupies the site of … Read More