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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A Spring Wedding - the 11th of March 1963
Bedding, table lamps, coffee set, lighter, toaster … gifts that will set up Patricia Morgan and Kenneth Haynes for married life after their wedding at St Mary’s Church, Glyntaf.
Amateur film 1963 10 mins
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Evan Morgan of Pontypridd, a member of Cardiff Ciné Society, here records his daughter Patricia’s wedding to Kenneth Haynes at St Mary’s Church Glyntaf, Cardiff. Edited, and with musical accompaniment, the flavour of the event is well conveyed. The bride is seen leaving the house and arriving at the church and there are selected shots of the service and of the reception. There are also shots of the wedding presents (including a toaster) on display at the bride's home.
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Documentary 1939 14 mins Location: Sheffield
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Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
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Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
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Documentary 1905 4 mins
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Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
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Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
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