The now-traditional “Big Lunch” at Plassey Recreation Ground has built on the success of the event last year with even more local residents and families taking part in this weekend’s festivities.
Local photographer – and drone pilot – Michael Daniels captured the popularity of the event from an altitude of 100 feet as the community of Plassey Square and Penarth Heights enjoyed the big get-together in great weather and under a blazing sun.
This is the first year that the two new wildflower beds – sown by the Vale of Glamorgan Council at either end of the “Rec.” – have been in evidence for the event. The intention was to provide a natural barrier to discourage children playing on the grass from running onto the adjacent roads.
Local opinion is still mixed as to whether the wildflower beds are actually a good idea or not – but, as far the turnout for the Big Lunch is concerned, it’s reckoned that there were at least double the numbers attending the event last weekend compared with the year before.
[The Plassey Square Recreation Ground was established in 1889 when the land of the Recreation Ground was given to the town by the Windsor Estate. In the following year -1890 – the houses were built around it to create Plassey Square. Originally the lane approaching the Recreation Ground was called “Recreation Avenue”. and later became “Harbour View”.]