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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Tommy Hughes – ‘Tommy the Fruit’ – proprietor of the grocer’s shop in the centre of Dolgellau, films the town’s summer carnival.
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After an over-exposed start the picture quality soon improves as the carnival procession moves along Penbrynglas, on the council estate, and across the bridge into Arran Road. Rose Queen Bronwen, and Britannia with her trident, are borne aloft on floats, as is Queen Eirlys. An ex-Queen [?], in pink, perches on the back of a red sports car. A band of unsmiling military drummers, plus army jeeps and a machine gun, strike an odd note on a fun day.