To pick up where I left off....
The next day we drove back out to Penarth to explore. I was particularly interested in seeing Plassey Street, where 2x great-grandfather, William Huxtable Ball, lived with his family. The skies were clear and the sun shone overhead - an auspicious start to a new adventure. We managed to make it to the town centre, after a detour to see the marina, and headed to a pub for a bite to eat. On our drive up, I recognized several streets that I had researched and caught a glimpse of the end of Plassey Street.
After lunch, we left the pub, rounded the corner and arrived - Plassey Street!
|Plassey Street, Penarth|
|Home of Wm Huxtable Ball 1837-1927 - 140 Plassey St.|
We had made arrangements to visit a relative in Dinas Powys later that afternoon so we headed along Stanwell Road to the Penarth Library.
|St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrews Major|
|Ty Gwyn Farm, St. Andrews Major|
As we drove back into Cardiff, I could hardly believe all the connections, sites and people that we had encountered. Our evening was yet to hold more treasured moments. More on that soon...