Footage shot at Carmarthen Railway station by John Walters using the 9.5mm camera he was given in 1949, aged 12. John’s father was a miner, becoming manager of the local Godre’r Graig Working Men’s Club and then moving to become proprietor of the Nelson Hotel, Red Street, Carmarthen. The change from mining village to major town was marked and young John was fascinated by the life of the livestock mart, quayside, railway, markets, shops and pubs.
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