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Aberaeron - Alban Square
Aberaeron - Alban Square

Aberaeron - Alban Square 1929


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Aberaeron - Alban Square 1929

12 mins Wales

Could this film, one of a small collection shot by pharmacist Evan John Thomas, be amongst the earliest footage of Aberaeron in existence? Thomas came to the town in 1924 and, with ready access to film, recorded his family at the seaside (donkey, merry-go-round), along by the river and in Alban Square. There are also shots of various animals including a farm's bull. Thomas was Chair of Cardiganshire Civil Defence Committee, for which service he received an OBE in 1963.

National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional


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