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Aberaeron - Alban Square
Aberaeron’s pharmacist, with ready access to film, takes a camera out with his family and records them in town, on the beach and by the river.
Home movie 1929 13 mins Silent
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Could this film, one of a small collection shot by pharmacist Evan John Thomas, be amongst the earliest footage of Aberaeron in existence? Thomas came to the town in 1924 and, with ready access to film, recorded his family at the seaside (donkey, merry-go-round), along by the river and in Alban Square. There are also shots of various animals including a farm's bull. Thomas was Chair of Cardiganshire Civil Defence Committee, for which service he received an OBE in 1963.
Pioneers of Personal Film
Amateur film 1927 14 mins Silent
Grandma and Grandad also join in the fun of this home movie - with beaches, swings & roundabouts and a medieval pageant led by Christopher Robin
Amateur film 1934 14 mins Silent Location: Aberystwyth
A new baby holidays with London-based lawyer Goronwy Moelwyn Hughes, his wife and sons, and Lloyd Georges David and Megan discuss a new deal.
Amateur film 1932 10 mins Silent Location: Walton-On-The-Naze
With the luxury of a beach hut as their base, the Mann family from Southend took any opportunity to head up the coast to spend many happy days at Walton-on-the-Naze
Amateur film 1933 9 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
An interwar outing on the River Thames with a reminder of the Great Western Railway's influence in Birmingham.
Non-Fiction 1926 5 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
Join the crowds in Barnstaple for fairground attractions
Seven O' Clock Regulars' Swimming Club Part 1 of 3 Seven O' Clock Regulars' Swimming Club Part 1 of 3
Non-Fiction 1929 11 mins Silent Location: Plymouth
Seven O'Clock Regular Swimmers' Club open the new season with a splash!
Home movie 1965 12 mins Silent Location: Aberaeron
Absolutely Aberaeron: the boats, the buildings and the greasy pole!
Home movie 1965 5 mins Silent Location: Aberaeron
The ‘Ku Klux Klan’ makes an appearance at the carnival in Aberaeron, as it did in 1923 on the streets of Aberystwyth during a “Rag” parade.
Amateur film 1940 1 mins Silent Location: Aberaeron
Controlled explosions take place in a field, probably organised for civil defence training purposes, and are shot by Aberaeron pharmacist Evan John Thomas.
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.
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.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
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