The Davies family of ‘Dolclettwr’ farm, Taliesin, Ceredigion, welcome help at harvesting time from the James family of Moelcerni, Clarach. Mrs George and her daughter visit from New Cross and the Davies, in their turn, visit a relative in Bala who has a broken arm. The community comes together at the Tal-y-bont Show and, it being summer, roses are in bloom around Dolclettwr’s front door. There are also shots of Mrs Davies’ family graves at Pen-y-Garn, Bow Street.
Mary Gwendoline Jane Davies, known as Gwen, is one of the few female camera operators behind home movie footage in The National Screen and Sound Archive’s film collection – it was usually ‘Dad’ who did the shooting. She recorded family and community events and it was fortunate that she deposited her original material at the Archive before ‘Dolclettwr’ was badly damaged by a fire which consumed the video copies the Archive had provided her with.
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