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Cobbles and Clods

Llangernyw ‘clods’ are contrasted with London ‘cobbles’ in this documentary footage shot by a 17-year old cinematography student.

Amateur film 1947 13 mins Silent

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A young Howard C Jones moved from the green fields of home - the ‘clods’ of Llangernyw, Conwy - to the cobbled streets of London to pursue a course in cinematography at the London Polytechnic [now the University of Westminster], tutored and inspired by Ernest Lindgren, first curator of the British Film Insitute's National Film Library/Archive. Howard went on to work in the film industry and, later, to teach photography.