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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Snow Llanelli 1982
Llanelli becomes a winter wonderland as snow covers its streets, and icicles hang from the roofs of buildings.
Home movie 1982 11 mins
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You can ask anyone born before, or around, 1975 if they remember the snow in the early 1980s, and they will most likely reply 'yes.' Depending on their age at the time, you will hear tales of schoolchildren who were happy that school was closed and they could play with their friends outside, and adults will tell you stories of buried cars, impassable roads, and how the community came together to dig out shop fronts, and help push-start cars.
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Documentary 1980 27 mins Location: Bury
A visit to Darul Uloom School in South Lancashire, the UK's first Muslim school
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1969 12 mins
An intimate, unusual encounter with the progressive narrative of orgasm.
Documentary 1976 9 mins Location: The Maidens
Find out what a picture of a lighthouse is doing among the many maidens in distress?
School programme and Educational film 1970 19 mins Location: Aberdeen
Explore the growth of Aberdeen’s sparkling streets in this lively and colourful educational documentary produced by Campbell Harper Films for the 'Cities of Scotland' series.
Amateur film 1975 4 mins Location: Lowestoft
Amateur colour footage of streets, buildings and factories give viewers a nostalgic look around Lowestoft, Suffolk in the mid seventies.
News 1980 5 mins Location: Castle Drogo
Lingerie models dress for a titillating chase around Castle Drogo.
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Location: Llanelli
A tantalizing fragment of a Haggar film of an outing from Llanelli that included shots of “somewhat humorous incidents on board”.
Promotional 1955 23 mins Location: Newport/Casnewydd
You can experience the Orb Works Carnival and watch a ship being built in Newport, and you can laugh as Jon Pertwee takes to the catwalk years before he travelled in the Tardis.
Promotional 1970 13 mins Location: Pembrey
Llanelli has much to draw businesses and visitors, as this promotional film seeks to show, from brewery to rubber factory and the wonderful scenery beyond.
Home movie 1969 14 mins Location: Llanelli
1969 at 'Castell Gorfod' farm, Llangynin, and Llanelli's 'Parc Howard': ponies, potatoes, poinsettias and toasting the Prince of Wales.
Public Information Filler 1971 1 mins Location: Llanelli
Family Income Supplement: because you’re worth it! Mrs Pugh, as model single mother, is used to encourage eligible viewers to claim this benefit, available from August 1971.
Promotional 1975 82 mins Location: Glan-Llyn Centre
An introduction to Urdd Gobaith Cymru, a youth movement founded in 1922 – and still going strong - to promote the use of the Welsh language through social and cultural activities.
Non-Fiction 1900 mins
An Edwardian Bolton Wanderers football team file onto a threadbare pitch
Advert 1972 1 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Workmen clean an oversized bottle perched on a factory chimney. At lunch, two beers are delivered to them by helicopter.
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Location: Liverpool
Liverpool students run riot for the annual rag race
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Location: Criccieth
PM David Lloyd George gets outdoors, hoeing potatoes in Criccieth, Wales
Travelogue 1951 9 mins
Travelogue following the historical route taken by Pilgrims from Winchester to Canterbury.
Factual TV 1969 55 mins
A terrible beauty: impressive early TV history programme looks at Ireland 1913-23.
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