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Launching of Genetta IV at Dickies Yard Bangor
Launching of Genetta IV at Dickies Yard Bangor

Launching of Genetta IV at Dickies Yard Bangor 1930


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Launching of Genetta IV at Dickies Yard Bangor 1930

1 mins Wales

The launch of Genetta IV was filmed by Isla Johnston, only child of Edmund Johnston of the Liverpool-based Johnston Line shipping company. Her home was the mansion – ‘Bryn Mкl’ - that her father had had built at Glyngarth, overlooking the Menai Strait, and here she kept dairy cows and grew fruit and vegetables. She took a great delight in cars - and yachts in which she raced – and was a beloved aunt/godmother to many. She filmed family, friends and local events.

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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