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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Llanrwst Town Hall - Demolition April 6 1964
Death of a building: Llanrwst’s Town Hall is shown (without sound) standing in 1963 and being demolished (with musical soundtrack) in 1964 at a cost of £650.
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What a difference a year makes! In 1963, Llanrwst Town Hall stands as it has always stood since the 18th century. In 1964, in the spring, it is demolished to make way for modern, motorised traffic. A musical sound track accompanies shots of the building’s demise, captured by Alfred Mawby (b.1918) of Llanrwst, a member of Colwyn Cine Club and later a founder member of Gwrst Cine Club.