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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Local Cinema Advertisements - North Wales
Trefro's Milk Bar, Ruthin, has lovable eclairs and the Taj Mahal Indian restaurants in Caernarfon and Bangor offer tables of enchantment!
Advert 1965 5 mins
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Local adverts, long dead, some never to be forgotten, live again! Produced for use in any UK cinema, the local-ness extends only to the on-screen details of the companies included. Voice-overs are in RP English, scenarios opulent or city-based. Nonetheless, they are an interesting record of businesses of the period, often charming or unintentionally amusing. Llanrug's DIY store promises “You'll have the job done as you planned it”. Indeed, admits the bodging amateur!
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Advert 1968 18 mins Location: Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa
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