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Aberaman Antics

Aberaman Original Silver Band in action, and a group of men play-acting for the camera with false beard, bird cage and washing dolly!

Home movie 1939 4 mins Silent

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This title starts off with sensible footage of Aberaman Original Silver Band in action at an event on a sunny day but quickly descends into farce as a group of men play-act for the camera, their theatrical pranks involving cards, a false beard, absurd drinking vessels, a bird cage and a washing dolly. Arthur Bucknall Andrews, known as Archie, is behind the camera, an Aberaman pharmacist and optician with premises at 218 Cardiff Road (still a pharmacy today).