OPENING OF PENARTH PIER
The Penarth Pier, although having been liberally patronised for some months past as a promenade, was formally opened on Saturday in somewhat unfavourable weather. Notwithstanding this fact, however, a keen interest was manifested in the event. The structure looked gay with colour decked as it was with a profusion of flags and bunting. There were flags, too, on the sea route from Cardiff to Penarth, whilst the Bonnie Doon and Waverley were both rigged up for the occasion. Shortly after 2 o’clock the former steamer left Cardiff with a goodly number of passengers. On approaching Penarth a salute was fired from the pier. It was replied to from the vessel amidst cheers, followed by the strains of the Cogan Brass Band, whose services had been retained for the occasion. Upon reaching the pier Mr Edwards was the first to step upon the structure. There were no speeches, and after discharging passengers for Penarth, the steamer proceeded for the first time this season to Weston. The operations of the Waverley, which followed, were pretty much in the wake of the Bonnie Doon, and the proceedings terminated. We noticed three of the directorate of the Pier Company present—Messrs Edwards, E. Hancock, jun., and Mr Vellacott.