Dennis the Menace was everywhere during rugby club visit
GNASHER couldn't be seen but there were no fewer than nine Dennis the Menaces enjoying a pint in Penzance's Union Hotel last Friday.
They were all members of Pencoed RFC's Nutters' Club, on a biennial visit to Penzance, which coincides with the Ireland v Wales rugby fixture dressing up in fancy dress is a regular Friday tradition of the weekend visit.
Terry Rees, secretary of the nutters' club and chairman of the rugby club, said: "We like to dress up for a couple of hours on the Friday evening when we come down.
"This year it was a choice between Dennis, Rupert the Bear or a Cornish fisherman and we chose Dennis the Menace because the cost of the costume did less damage to our kitty.
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"Although Wales didn't turn up for the game in Dublin, we had a brilliant time in Penzance. We stayed at the Union and made the Admiral Benbow a bit of a drinking base and both places looked after us very well."
The links between Penzance and Pencoed, a town halfway between Cardiff and Swansea, go back several decades when, for a number of years, there were regular rugby fixtures between Pencoed and the Pirates' youth sections.
Nowadays, apart from visits from the nutters' club, the Pencoed-Penzance link is maintained through Gavin Cattle, club captain of the Cornish Pirates who was a former youth player for Pencoed. Terry added: "We are very proud of Gavin and the fact that he captains the Pirates."