TWO members of the Penarth Times staff – who first met at the Penarth Times offices eight years ago – were married at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Penarth, on Monday 16th November.

They are Mr Malcolm Davies, who has been a member of the editorial staff for almost nine years, and Miss Christine Joyce, who joined the bindery staff on her 15th birthday in December, 1962.

The groom is the only son of Mr and Mrs George Davies, of Station Road, Dinas Powys, and the bride is the second eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs William Joyce, of Tennyson Road, Penarth.

The wedding ceremony, attended by immediate members of the family only, was conducted by the Rev. Father Cullen, and a reception followed at the Glendale Hotel, Penarth.

The newlyweds’ future home will be at Millbrook Close, Dinas Powys.

Last Friday the couple were presented with a stainless steel tea service by Mr John Brown, works manager, on behalf of their colleagues at the Penarth Times.

Mrs Rowland Harris, on behalf of the directors, said: “They are among two people who have been the most loyal of staff.”

At the Council meeting on Monday, Cllr Glyn Salmon voiced the good wishes of members to Mr and Mrs Malcolm Davies.

(Mr Davies is Council reporter for the Times)

CERTAIN reassurances regarding the future of Sully Hospital have been extracted by Mr Raymond Gower, MP, from the Secretary of State for Wales.

Mr Gower said that following expressions of concern from constituents re the future of heart surgery at the Hospital.

Mr Gower asked the Secretary of State what plans he has for sustaining and extending the heart surgery and treatment carried out at the hospital, especially in view of the fact that there is anxiety in Sully because there is a disposition on the part of some associated with the hospital board to restrict this work.

In reply, Mr Gibson-Watt said that the Welsh Hospital Board is considering the question of improving facilities for the heart surgery and treatment carried out at the Sully Hospital and added that he appreciated the anxiety of Mr Gower and what he said will be borne in mind.