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Away but by No Means Resting
PM David Lloyd George gets outdoors, hoeing potatoes in Criccieth, Wales
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Silent
This Topical Budget newsreel item sees Prime Minister David Lloyd George getting some fresh air as he hoes potatoes in Criccieth, Wales. Taken in March 1922, this newsreel shows Lloyd George in the last few months of his premiership - he was to resign in October over his involvement in a cash-for-honours scandal.
Along the Cambrian Coast
Travelogue 1930 3 mins Silent Location: Barmouth/Abermaw
Stencil coloured coastline of Wales
Criccieth Beach, Aug. 1938
Home movie 1938 13 mins Silent Location: Criccieth
A J Sylvester, David Lloyd George’s private secretary, here catches the ex-British prime minister at leisure, with his family in Blaenau Ffestiniog and his apples in Surrey.
North Wales Camping Holiday
Home movie 1967 17 mins Silent Location: Criccieth
The open road: Mrs Morgan of Pontypridd shows her talent for picnic-ing in style, being able to produce fresh chips, a pot of tea and buttered rolls at the roadside.
Holidays, Jolly Days and Happy Ways
Amateur film 1939 13 mins Silent Location: Criccieth
A Frenchman, writing in the 1600s, thought that the English took their pleasures “sadly”. Harold Cox, filming holidaymakers in Wales in 1939, is determined to prove him wrong.
Visit to North Wales
Amateur film 1950 17 mins Silent Location: Criccieth
Let the Rev. Albert Knowles of Grindleton be your guide to the attractive and interesting places of north Wales e.g. Llanystumdwy, Harlech and Aberdaron.
Yr Etifeddiaeth/The Heritage
Home movie 1949 48 mins Location: Llangybi
Staring a Butlin’s holiday camp in the face at Pwllheli (capacity: 5,000) can the Welsh in this area maintain the faith, language and traditions of their fathers?
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.