“You must pair with me”, I was told by a Tory MP “because my wife’s father used to come from Penarth.” It was my first day in parliament in 1987. The affable veteran Windsor MP Sir Alan Glyn was keen to find a ‘pair’ among the green newcomers. Long retired, he died in 1998. None of the obituaries mentioned his South Wales connection. Rozula, his wife, is the daughter of the Earl of Plymouth and spent his childhood in the family home at St Fagan’s Castle. 'Before that dirty socialist leasehold legislation forced him to leave " Sir Alan fumed, ' Left him with only one castle...' That was before it was handed over as a museum, exactly fifty years ago. The family retained fond memories of the area and regard St Augustine’s on Penarth head as their local church. Alan Glyn’s father did not just ‘come from Penarth,’ He owned Penarth, and Ely, most of Grangetown and.......