Fifty Years Ago

By Observer Reporter in Feature

Residents at Newell Hill could not sleep because of the noise from the new municipal car park at the Lower Yard, Alderman H. G. Hart told fellow members of the council’s general purposes committee. “I am told people are singing down there at one o’clock in the morning,” he said. “This is a job for the police.”

Mrs. Joan Seeley, of Whitland, failed in her bid for the Mrs. Great Britain title. She reached the final of the competition out of 42,588 entrants. She won 100 guineas, a beauty case and a mounted photograph of her family as her prize for reaching the final.

A large crowd of parents, friends and visitors enjoyed Saundersfoot CP School’s annual sports at Coppet Hall. Monkstone won the Howells Cup. Victrix Ludorum was Vanessa Devall, Victor Ludorum was Paul Hemmings.

Mr. Hector Lee was installed president of Tenby Rotary Club.

Some 500 square yards of gorse and undergrowth were destroyed by fire at Tenby Golf Links.

Twenty-eight births were notified in the Tenby Borough during the half year just ended, the District Medical Officer of Health told members of the council’s general purposes committee. During the same period, 28 deaths were notified.

Four out of five Pembrokeshire secondary schoolboys selected to represent West Wales at the Welsh games at Maindy Stadium, Cardiff, were from Greenhill School. They were John Shanklin (880 yards), Dennis Stone (100 yards, 220 yards), Graham Hughes (youth 880 yards), John Morgan (youth 100 and 220 yards). The other Pembs. representative was Kevin Brady, of Pembroke Grammar School.

Showing at the South Beach: The Sand Pebbles; at the Royal Playhouse: The Taming of the Shrew; at the De Valence Pavilion: Pop dancing to John Evans Smash.

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