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Holyhead Mail Boat 1898
Captivating early film by the pioneer of Welsh cinema.
Non-Fiction 1898 3 mins Silent
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 Silent Location: Tryfan
Towering Tryfan and the charm of Tyn Towyn
Landmarks and Seagulls
Home movie 1955 4 mins Silent 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 Silent 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 Silent Location: Holyhead/Caergybi
Welsh-Americans return to the land of their fathers, arriving at Holyhead on Anglesey
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.