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.
This film is part of Free
Civic Year 1976-7
A visual diary recording the events of a civic year which includes the installation of the mayor, a parade and a visit from Prince Charles.
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A diary of civic events includes the installation of Councillor Vernon Davies as mayor of Merthyr Tydfil in a lavish ceremony. Flags are held high above the heads of the marching band as they lead a parade through the streets in Mr Davies’ honour. And Prince Charles’ visit brightens a rainy day at the Hoover factory. Workers gather at the windows to catch a glimpse of the royal visitor who arrives by car, umbrellas at the ready to ensure signs held up to welcome him remain dry.