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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Gems of Wales - Conway
Conwy, the ‘a’ no longer officially included in the name, has many a draw for the visitor including an Elizabeth mansion (‘Plas Mawr’) and the smallest house in Britain.
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Probably part of a series of Welsh gems, promoting various locations as visitor attractions. Conwy (the ‘a’ has been officially dropped by now) has lots to offer e.g. castle, Telford suspension bridge, Elizabethan mansion and, on the quayside, the smallest house in Great Britain, as verified by the Guiness Book of Records, at 72 inches wide and 122 inches high. Its last inhabitant, a fisherman over 6ft tall, left in 1900 when it was declared unfit as a dwelling by the council.