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Holyhead Mail Boat 1898
Captivating early film by the pioneer of Welsh cinema.
Non-Fiction 1898 3 mins
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.
Tryfan and Tyn Towyn
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Tryfan
Towering Tryfan and the charm of Tyn Towyn
Landmarks and Seagulls
Home movie 1955 4 mins Location: Aberffraw
Charles F Tunnicliffe’s artist’s eye informs this footage he caught on camera of birds and bridges, clouds and snow.
Search & Rescue Service - RAF Valley Anglesey
Public Information Filler 1975 2 mins Location: Holyhead/Caergybi
Where would the lost, injured or reckless be without the search and rescue service? A film to educate the public and celebrate the providers.
Helicopter to the Skerries, Xmas 1960
Non-Fiction 1960 3 mins Location: Holyhead/Caergybi
Even holly is helicoptered over to The Skerries, off Anglesey, to ensure that the three lighthouse keepers can deck their “hall” at Xmas.
Racing on the Menai Strait
Home movie 1930 7 mins Location: Menai Strait/Afon Menai
Only a dull land lubber could fail to appreciate these yachts in full sail, and the steam yacht Minona (later Richard Burton’s ‘Kalizma’)!
Welsh Wanderers Return
Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Location: Holyhead/Caergybi
Welsh-Americans return to the land of their fathers, arriving at Holyhead on Anglesey
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.