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Looking Around (Llanferres)

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Looking Around (Llanferres)

An affectionate, post-war portrait of Llanferres, shot by W H Crawford who evacuated his family to the safe haven of Llanarmon-yn-Ial, near Llanferres, after Wirral bombing.

Amateur film 1954 30 mins


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Bombs on the Wirral in 1940 forced the Crawfords to relocate, their holiday home in Llanarmon–yn-Ial providing a safe haven. William H T Crawford, father of the family and an ingenious inventor, was an engineer who worked for Briggs, a haulage contractor in Liverpool. He provides here an affectionate portrait of post-war rural life in neighbouring village Llanferres, showing milking, scything, haymaking and hall building.