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Dyffryn for Ever

A station – “Dyffryn on Sea” - without a train, a plane at Llanbedr, automobiles in use at Dyffryn and Barmouth carnivals, and some footballers.

Amateur film 1936 12 mins Silent

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Harold Cox lived in Warwickshire but was a frequent visitor to Dyffryn Ardudwy [Dyffryn on Sea] and he and his brother had neighbouring bungalows built in the village, for their retirement. This film celebrates their second home with affection, from shots of the local barber (Huwcyn Dafis) and bobby (“an old friend”) to Will Fox (with rabbits and a chicken), carnivals in the village and in Barmouth, and shots of a monoplane taking off from Plas-y-Bryn, home of William Jones.