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Sglefrio Rhew: Tair Rheol (Ice Skating: Three Rules)

Public information film directed at children, who are advised, where ice-skating is concerned, always to let their parents go first!

Public Information Filler 1970 1 mins

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Animation for children illustrating the 3 golden rules of ice-skating. If the rules are adhered to, the children are likely to be able to go skating more than once. They should always be accompanied by an adult (hopefully a sensible one), then wait for this adult to test the ice before launching themselves upon it, and always, always keep to the sides of the pond or lake. Those who strike out for the middle tend not to go skating again.

The Ministry of Information, producing films/leaflets that warned the British public of dangers and provided advice and propaganda during WWII, was disbanded with the arrival of peace but replaced by the Central Office of Information, so that the government could continue to disseminate advice and guidance on any number of issues e.g. the new national health service, education, rights. The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales holds a number of such films – 1970s ‘fillers’ for use in the cinema or on television - that were provided with Welsh language sound tracks.