This film is part of Free
Holyhead Mail Boat 1898
Captivating early film by the pioneer of Welsh cinema.
Rare footage of RMS Munster docking at Anglesey, carrying mail collected at Dublin. Made by Wales’ filmmaking pioneer Arthur Cheetham, the film consists of a single shot from a stationary camera patiently awaiting the steamer's arrival. Watching her draw inexorably closer we can still sense the shiver-down-the-back excitement of early film viewers seeing real-life movement reproduced on screen.