QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY PASSES UNMARKED IN PENARTH

If Penarth still had a beacon on Cliff Walk it could have been one of the 1000 communities across the country taking part in tonight's celebration - but it doesn't - and it isn't

If Penarth still had its bonfire beacon on Cliff Walk it could have been one of the 1000 communities across the country taking part in tonight’s celebration – but it doesn’t – and it isn’t.

Traditional beacons are being lit tonight in Sully, Cowbridge and Llantwit Major to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, but there is to be no beacon – or any event to mark the occasion – in Penarth.

Sully and Lavernock Community Council's bonfire is ready on the beach at Sully . Patrick and a team of helpers have been working since 8:30 this morning to get the bonfire built for 20:30 tonight

Sully and Lavernock Community Council’s bonfire is ready on the beach at Sully . Patrick and a team of helpers have been working since 8:30 this morning to get the bonfire built for 20:30 tonight

The coastal beacon at Sully is being lit tonight at 20:30 on the beach immediately below the Pavilion at Burham Avenue and is one of 1,000 beacons being lit across the country to coincide with the lighting of the main beacon at Windsor Castle. Sully & Lavernock Community Council has arranged the event and says there is a welcopme for all members of the public to attend the event

The beacon at Cowbridge Beacon is at the Rugby Club Athletic Ground where there will be entertainment by local choirs from 18:00. The Cowbridge Beacon will be lit at 19:30 and the evening will conclude with a concert and fireworks . All are welcome

The beacon at Llantwit Major will at 20:30 at Rosedew Farm, a short distance from the Wales Coast Path.  Parking is available at  Acorn Camping – and again all members of the public are welcome to attend

Penarth's Bonfire Brazier at Cliff Walk - rotted through - was brought down by the wind in May 2014 . It was not replaced.

Penarth’s Bonfire Brazier at Cliff Walk – rotted through – was brought down by the wind in May 2014 . It was not replaced.

In Penarth – the town’s Labour-controlled Council has arranged nothing to mark the day. Penarth’s beacon on Cliff Walk rotted through and collapsed in May 2014 and neither the Vale of Glamorgan Council nor Penarth Town Council ever got around to replacing it.

The nearest Penarth got to a celebration was a distant view of the birthday fireworks in Cardiff Bay last night

The nearest Penarth got to a celebration was a distant view across Cardiff Bay of the special 90th Birthday firework display laid on by Cardiff Council

Penarth Town Council has said that although it has nothing planned for today, it plans mark the Queen’s “official” birthday in June with a concert organised in association with the local churches organisation Cytun .

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22 Responses to QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY PASSES UNMARKED IN PENARTH

  1. Christopher David says:

    I’m so pleased to be out of the country.

    • Lindsay says:

      So are we

      • Peter Church says:

        Are you taking over from Philip Rappier, in replying to the first post on every topic Lyndsay?
        I know the Labour edict was to get noticed on Social Media but some of you left wing types might have got slightly confused on what the meaning of “Social” is, in Social Media🙂

      • Lindsay says:

        No Peta. To be first you have to be first and I’m some way down the line. Christopher beat me to it by some distance. I have no idea why you refer to me as a “left wing type”. As I’ve said several times, I can’t recall ever expressing left wing views but I do read a fair share of right wing views here.

      • Peter Church says:

        You didn’t comment on my using Lyndsay, fancy that! 🙂

    • Lindsay says:

      Should I? Simple spelling error. Easily done.

      • Peter Church says:

        No problem Mr D

      • Lindsay says:

        You’re on the wrong scent but pleased you think it’s worth the effort

      • Peter Church says:

        Thanks to PDN for indulging me, but wow do you check the older posting threads Lyndsay! a touch of ocd me thinks, but not abnormal on here!!!

      • Lindsay says:

        You’ve lost me but I remain flattered that you are so curious. I fly a flag for no one but if I can puncture a few inflated egos (or maybe even one ego in several guises!) that’s sufficient.

  2. AK says:

    C’mon now, it has only been two years since the old beacon fell down.

    You can’t expect the Vale of Glamorgan Council to make a quick decision about its replacement. There must be at least another few rounds of focus groups, consulations, design briefs, committee and Council to go through.

  3. Frank Bird says:

    That’s exactly what I thought this morning when I heard the news about the beacons being lit. Never mind it appears they will celebrate her Birthday in June and this years Christmas decorations are to be hung in May 2017.

  4. snoggerdog says:

    ive got a couple of old vanity cases i want rid of,any chance of tossing them onto your fire?

  5. R Stingl says:

    QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY PASSES UNMARKED IN PENARTH…GOOD

  6. Martin Coffee says:

    If we cannot light a beacon why can’t we have a bonfire instead. Where there’s a will their’s a means. Or in Barry’s case there is no will.

  7. Martin gossage says:

    The caravans on the cliff top car park will probably be lighting fires later tonight. And then singing camp fire songs with gingerbread and lashings of pop. ” ohhh we strewn the place with nappy sacks , we don’t pay no council tax , we terrorise the neighbourhood , why do they. Say we ain’t no good??

  8. Christopher McGilvray. says:

    Penarth.. labour controlled council, says it all. Oh ! and Welsh failed Government also labour controlled. I take it they are busy working out their expenses claims to bother about our Queens birthday.
    I now thankfully live in a Yorkshire village where the politicians work for our area and not themselves.

  9. Ivor Bagman says:

    There was only one good , long lasting Beacon in Penarth
    His name was Fred .

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