Flatholm Visit

Five members of the local history group Dai and Julie Jones, Kathy Beach, Nigel and Lorraine Adams visited Flatholm on the 1st of July travelling the 5 miles from Penarth on a former small car ferry. They were given a guided tour by a Belguim gentleman living in Cardiff who showed them Victorian and Second World War Fortifications, the 19th century lighthouse, the 18th century farmhouse, the commemorative sculpture erected in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of Marconi's first wireless message across water from Lavernock Point and the ruined remains of the Chlorea Isolation Hospital.

They also experienced the large gull colony of the Lesser Blacked gulls and the Hering gulls, seeing the young chicks and their eggs close at hand, the many rabbits and rare plants such as the wild leek.