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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 1955 10 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Beautiful but unusual wedding film in that a pig makes a brief and unexpected appearance, and the bridesmaids appear to be going off on honeymoon with the bride and groom.
Amateur film 1968 10 mins Silent Location: Aberystwyth
The groom, Robin Varley, waiting on the steps of the Tabernacle Chapel, in Powell Street, Aberystwyth, on 19/10/1968, looks at his watch. Where is she, his bride, Beryl Jones?
“Let’s Dream” Introducing Clarkson-Richardson Wedding “Let’s Dream” Introducing Clarkson-Richardson Wedding
Amateur film 1949 9 mins Silent Location: Jarrow
A beautiful memento of a post-war wedding in Jarrow on South Tyneside.
The Wedding, the Beekeeper, the Pigs and the Broads The Wedding, the Beekeeper, the Pigs and the Broads
Home movie 1933 10 mins Silent Location: Pendine Sands
Brayshays in Laugharne, Buckleys at Llangynin, 'Voyager' on the Thames, 'Seafarer' on Pendine Sands and 'Herzogin Cecilie' on the rocks.
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.
Amateur film 1956 14 mins Silent Location: Pinner
Hats, stumbles and happy faces at this wedding film from 1956, taken at the service and reception of Judith and Peter Elliott in Pinner.
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.
Pontypridd Armistice Day Parade and Service 1952 and Coronation Festivities 1953 Pontypridd Armistice Day Parade and Service 1952 and Coronation Festivities 1953
Amateur film 1952 30 mins Silent Location: Taff's Well
‘The Brave Don’t Cry’ shouts a poster advertising a film of the title, as Pontypridd citizens march past, commemorating the dead of WW1 and II. By contrast, the Coronation is fun.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
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