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Along the Cambrian Coast
Stencil coloured coastline of Wales
Travelogue 1930 3 mins Silent
In the shadow of Snowdon, the men and women of Harlech are embellished with stencil colour in this silent travelogue
Men and women of Harlech are captured in the shadow of Snowdon, and embellished with stencil colour. The Pathe Pictorial cinemagazine was often brightened by these coloured mini-travelogues. This edition follows the Welsh coastline from Barmouth to Pwllheli.
Amateur film 1937 13 mins Silent Location: Dolgellau
The Cox family, who have lost their hearts to Wales, motor from Dolgellau in Gwynedd to Red Wharf Bay on Anglesey, and Smut the dog comes too.
Amateur film 1935 13 mins Silent Location: Barmouth/Abermaw
Days of fishing for mackerel, sea bathing and Barmouth carnival with horse-drawn floats. Smut the dog discovers the joy of digging in the sand.
A is for Aberdyfi, B for Barmouth and Bala and C for a Camel A is for Aberdyfi, B for Barmouth and Bala and C for a Camel
Home movie 1934 7 mins Silent Location: Aberdyfi
A remarkable sight: a camel on the beach at Barmouth! And work horses pulling felled trees through Dolgellau, and shots of Bala and Aberdyfi.
Amateur film 1936 16 mins Silent Location: Barmouth/Abermaw
The year starts with the death of the King but life goes on for the Cox family and includes a singing dog and “sand frolics”.
Amateur film 1936 12 mins Silent Location: Dyffryn Ardudwy
A station – “Dyffryn on Sea” - without a train, a plane at Llanbedr, automobiles in use at Dyffryn and Barmouth carnivals, and some footballers.
Promotional 1940 10 mins Location: Paddington Sta
“Dear Old Wales” awaits the holiday-makers boarding a train at Paddington Station, offering all that London lacks: “smooth sands, sparkling seas, sunshine and good clean air”.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.