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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.
Amateur film 1982 4 mins Location: Harrow
Everyone's home in Harrow to witness Lady Di's debut as a Royal and a record-breaking winter causes chaos in 1981.
Drama 1986 83 mins Location: Derry / Londonderry
The bar flies prepare for the big day with betting, boozing and banter. But will best man Billy break more than his ma’s heart before the wedding?
Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten
1947 1 mins Silent
Royal nuptials at Westminster Abbey, attended by the great and good including King George VI and Winston Churchill
Non-Fiction 1923 5 mins Silent
The wedding of Queen Elizabeth II's future parents, as later incarnated by Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in 'The King's Speech'.
Princess Mary Wedded to Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey Princess Mary Wedded to Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey
Non-Fiction 1922 8 mins Silent
Newsreel of the lavish royal marriage, which was probably the biggest British newsreel story of the decade.
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Silent
The sartorial build up to the lavish nuptials of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1922.
Documentary 1957 20 mins Location: Pontypridd
An impression of life in the industrial valleys of south Wales, from daybreak to midnight, and of the growing part played in that life by buses and railways.
Presentation to J.O.D. Wade Pontypridd Hospital 1935 Presentation to J.O.D. Wade Pontypridd Hospital 1935
Home movie 1935 7 mins Silent Location: Pontypridd
Jimmy Wade, a hard-working and dedicated surgeon whose hands saved many in the Valleys, retires in 1935 armed with silver candlesticks.
Documentary 1939 14 mins Location: Sheffield
A rare glimpse into the leisure pursuits of ordinary people in pre-war Britain.
Amateur film 1946 17 mins Silent Location: Whitchurch
August shows in south Wales (Peterston-super-Ely, Pontypridd, Rumney, Aberdare and Whitchurch): horses, drays and the hammer and sickle.
Comedy 1919 30 mins Silent Location: Pontypridd
Knockabout comedy that grabs attention through its setting of the Pwyllgwaun colliery near Pontypridd.
Amateur film 1953 9 mins Silent Location: Pontypridd
Drama involving collecting boxes after the new year’s day party held by the Pontypridd branch of The League of Pity (now NSPCC’s School’s Fundraising) in 1953 at the New Inn Hotel.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
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