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Cardiff - the capital of Wales

The Holley brothers, pharmacists George and Maurice, record the city when horse-drawn vehicles were still traversing its streets and policemen helped people to cross the road.

Amateur film 1935 37 mins Silent

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An inter-titled tribute to Cardiff, filmed by two brothers, George and Maurice Holley, both pharmacists, who moved to the city from their home-town of Pontypridd. Using the device of a motorcyclist taking a friend - William - on an extensive tour of the city, the film show its amenities and services, its industries and its opportunities for leisure. William concludes, in a note to his wife, that "This is just the place we have been looking for and we must settle down here."