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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Aberystwyth Post Office
Snapshot of the postal service as it was run c.1960 at the now defunct but purpose-built Aberystwyth Post Office building (1906-2016).
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Aberystwyth’s Grade II listed, purpose-built Post Office building was in use for over a hundred years, from 1906 until 2016 when its counter functions were transferred, controversially, to the local branch of WHSmith, newsagent. This film shows some of the regular services provided and also developments of the period: the newly built or refurbished sorting office has had a conveyor belt installed to move full post bags. The actual sorting, however, is still done by hand.