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.
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Craig-cefn-parc: Smiling Faces
Scenes in the mining village of Craig-cefn-parc, Swansea, in the days when aprons were an integral part of a woman's life.
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A man with a van sells groceries at the door in Craig-cefn-parc, Swansea, boys and dogs play, and a bus driver banters with women/passengers outside a shop. Joe Ivor Davies (1906-92), a miner and opera-lover, filmed his community from the 1940s to the 1970s, often from the windows of his house which gave panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and were an excellent vantage point from which to see people passing along the main road through the village.