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Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Three loyal labradors - Brandy, Biscuit and Bran – are solid members of the dog fraternity that is part of life at ‘Plas Newydd’.

Home movie 1924 10 mins Silent

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Brandy, Biscuit and Bran are three loyal labradors that feature in this film of life at 'Plas Newydd', home of the 6th Marquis of Anglesey. A pug dog, its head tied up in a scarf, also features as does a playful puppy. They are the well-loved, four-legged companions of the family who are seen in and around their salt-water swimming pool and out in a rowing boat. The youngest members, the Marquis’s twins Henry and Katherine, toddle about the lawn, amongst the daisies.

This is one of a number of home movies shot by the 6th Marquis (and his daughter Caroline) and it shows him playing golf and standing in a rowing boat with his trousers rolled up; his elegant wife [Lady Marjorie nee Manners] being almost thrown – in fun - over the swimming pool wall by a relative, Pauline Stapleton-Cotton; his wife’s sister, Lady Diana Cooper (the woman wearing a dark mushroom-style hat?) and brother, the 9th Duke of Rutland (sitting wearing a hat in the rowing boat with the Marquis’s daughter Elizabeth), and his twins with their nannies. The estate’s Head Keeper, Mr Sargent, is seen with the labradors.