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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
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 Location: Barmouth/Abermaw
Stencil coloured coastline of Wales
Criccieth Beach, Aug. 1938
Home movie 1938 13 mins 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 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 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 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?
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives in 2016
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Somercotes Parish Church Sunday School Procession 1953
Home movie 1953 5 mins Location: Somercotes
The Sunday school in their Sunday best taking their message into the community.
Malltraeth: birds observed
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Malltraeth
Anglesey-based artist Charles Tunnicliffe swaps brushes for a camera and offers us the chance to look a cormorant in its emerald-green eye.
Chalk Down Farming
News 1965 5 mins Location: Ogbourne St George
Life on a Wiltshire farm.
Pram Derby at Tewkesbury
News 1957 1 mins Location: Tewkesbury
Warning: contains images of men wearing nappies!