Newspaper extracts for Penarth
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From the Monmouthshire Merlin 22nd September 1882
PENARTH. THE FATAL BOAT ACCIDBNT.-The body of George Searle, one of the three unfortunate boatmen who lost their lives in attempting to cross from Weston-super- Mare in a small boat, was found on Portishead beach on Saturday. The bodies of the other two, Pouchon and Emery, hare not yet been recovered,
- From The Cardiff Times 26th September 1874
PENARTH. SANITARY PROCEEDINGS.—At the petty-sessions, before the Rev. W. Rickards and the Rev. H. T. Lee, seven tenants of houses in Oakley-street, Lower Grangetown, were summoned by Mr J. E. Thomas inspector, for overcrowding their houses, and in each case an order was made for the abatement of the nuisance. Dr Granger attended with Mr Thomas on behalf of the sanitary authority.
- From The Cardiff Times 19th November 1870
PENARTH. ANOTHER STORMY VESTRY MEETING.—On Thursday evening, the 9th inst., a meeting of the parishioners was held at the vestry-room, the Rector, the Rev. C. Parsons, presiding. The business of the meeting was to decide who was the proper person to have possession of the parish minute book, and also to make rates for the relief of the poor, and payment of highway and gas charges. A heated discussion took place as to the possession of the minute book, and ultimately it was unanimously resolved that it should be kept by the overseers, and that the assistant-overseer, Mr. J. LIewellin, should record the minutes of each and every meeting. A rate of thirteen pence in the pound was necessary for the relief of the poor, and a twopenny rate for gas and highway expenses. Enquiries were made if the highway could not be kept in better condition for the amount demanded than was the case at present. Several parts were spoken of as being in a very unsatisfactory state, and it was understood that the surveyor's estimate was £60, or more than £20 per mile, for keeping the roads in repair. Complaints were also made regarding the quality of the gas. The rates were ordered, and a vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the business.
- From The Cardiff Times 8th February 1873
PENARTH. SHIPPING DISASTERS.—On Saturday the schooner Eliza, of Cork, while proceeding down Channel, off Penarth Head, through missing stays, drove on shore, and has become a total wreck, On the same night, through stress of weather, two French vessels, one being loaded with barley, and the other with pitwood, drove on shore near the Life Boat House. The crews were brought up by the Coast Guard, who were then endeavouring to aid the Eliza. On the same night the schooner Catherine, from Sidney, with a cargo of iron ore for Cardiff, foundered in the Roads. The craw were saved in their own boats, but were all night knocking about the Channel, and were next morning landed at Barry. On Sunday it was a fearful sight to look at the ships in the Roads nearly all of them were driving on the ebb-tide from their anchors. .....(part extract).....
- From The Cardiff Times 30th November 1867
PENARTH. THE DOCK.—Sixteen vessels entered the dock during the week, and twelve sailed.
FUNERAL.—The funeral of James Marsh, who was killed on the Penarth Railway, took place on Sunday, and was attended by the members of the Shepherds' club.
PENNY READINGS.—The second of these meetings was held in the School-room on Monday evening, Mr. Dalziel in the chair. The first meeting was exceedingly well attended, and was considered a decided success, but the committee were quite unprepared for so large a gathering as there was on Monday night. The room was much too small for the numbers that came, but by dint of a good deal of squeezing most of them were accommodated. There was a capital programme, and it was admirably got through. About a dozen ladies and gentlemen of the place assisted, besides the Penarth choir. Next Monday, it is understood, two or three ladies and gentlemen from Cardiff will assist. The Rev. C. Parsons proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman, and those who had assisted and said as it was difficult to give change at the door, he would advise those who came to bring the right coin, or perhaps they would not find time to receive the change.
- From the South Wales Daily News 19th December 1885
PENARTH. BOARD SCHOOLS.—Previous to breaking up for their holidays, the children of these schools assembled on Friday afternoon, and partook of a plentiful supply of oranges, apples, figs, biscuits, nuts, etc., sent by Mr J. Ware.
- From the South Wales Daily News 8th June 1882
PENARTH. WINDSOR PLEASURE GARDENS. The committee of the beautiful Windsor pleasure grounds, so pleasantly situated on Penarth cliff, has again engaged the services of Captain Ingram's band to give a series of concerts at the gardens on Wednesday evenings during the summer months. .....(part extract).....
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 11th December 1896
PENARTH. CONCERT. The Penarth Male Voice Party is a very youthful organisation, having only been in existence about 10 weeks, but that this period has been well spent no one will deny who had been present at their first concert held in Andrews' Hall, Penarth, on Wednesday night .....(part extract).....