Welsh cakes on Penarth pier – timeless pleasures

I love piers. Perhaps it is the combination of two of my fascinations, the sea and the Victorians, that attracts me. They seem to be a throw back from a by-gone age.

We are very fortunate in South Wales to have such a wonderful example. In common with so many piers, it has had a chequered past. Penarth pier was opened in 1895, has became run down and then refurbished several times, has been destroyed by fire and has even had a merchant ship crash into it. It has had many periods of neglect and has re-invented itself many times. Yet there it is, resplendent in its £4.2 million make over, admired and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. There’s a lesson somewhere in that for all of us!

Penarth pier is one of our favorite places to visit and holds many happy memories for me. Of course, you have to have a welsh cake and a cup of tea when you are there!

 

Welsh cake on Penarth Pier

More on Penarth Pier

I would love to start finding out more about some of the things that I take for granted in my local area as part of the transition that my life is going through right now. If, like me, you’d like to find out more about the history of this lovely place you can do so here. Why not pick something in your area and find out a bit more about it? I’ve got some fascinating facts to share with my kids next time we visit and it enhances the sense of history for me. I wonder how many other ladies have enjoyed a welsh cake on Penarth pier over the last 120 years? If you are visiting the south Wales area do stop off for an hour at the pier. You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

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  31 comments for “Welsh cakes on Penarth pier – timeless pleasures

  1. October 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

    When you take time to think about how many people before you had done the same experience as you it can really stop you. Thank you for making me take five this morning – a lovely read and a wonderful photo x

  2. October 30, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I love piers, I’m luck that I live quite close to Brighton Pier and still love visiting it

    Thank you for linking up

  3. October 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Now that my eldest is in Uni at Cardiff trips to South Wales feel rather appealing, I might just visit.
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  4. October 30, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Down here in Cornwall its mainly just beaches. I would love to visit South Wales one day. xx

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  5. October 30, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I love a pier too and especially a cake and a cuppa. I must remember this for if I’m ever in South Wales! (it feels quite a long way away but you never know!).

  6. October 30, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I love piers too – standing at the end can feel like you’re miles from anywhere. This looks really nice though I’ve never been. #KCACOLS

  7. October 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I love penarth pier 🙂
    And I’ve recently been to nearby holm house and James sommerin- both very nice!
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  8. October 31, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I love spending time at the sea so a pier would be perfect – especially combined with cake! #kcacols
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  9. Dad
    November 1, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Nothing better than finding out the history of a local gem. Nice post, makes me want to visit #EatSleepBlogRT
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  10. November 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I love piers! We don’t live by the sea but I love it when we visit and always make a point of going to take a Walk down the pier if there is one! Such a lovely thing for the little ones too! #eatsleepBLOGRT

  11. November 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Piers really are very interesting. Living in Gloucestershire, we’re a long way from any, but I do always love to see them.
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  12. November 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    If there’s cake available it’s a winner for me! Welshcakes are good, haven’t had one since I was at uni in Cardiff! #kcacols

  13. November 3, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Penarth pier is one of the best places in Cardiff, and if you have some warm welsh cakes while walking along it, then its ruddy lovely x

  14. November 4, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Piers remind me of my grandparents and growing up on the south east coast – they hold a special place in my heart. And who doesn’t love a welsh cake 🙂 #EatSleepBlogRT
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  15. November 4, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I can’t even remember the last time I was on a pier! Living in Yorkshire we aren’t near the coast so it’s something we miss out on – I used to love visiting Cornwall as a child though #kcacols

  16. November 7, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I love piers too, especially Victorian ones 🙂 I’ve never tasted Welsh cakes before. Hopefully, the next time we visit Wales, I’ll remember 😉
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