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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Tenby Races 1931
Highlights of the rural year: The Milkmaid of the Year event, the Prince of Wales at the Royal Welsh Show at Llanelli, horse racing at Tenby and a ploughing match at St Clears.
From the collection of:
Rural life in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire: the Milkmaid of the Year event; the Prince of Wales at the Royal Welsh Show, Llanelli; Llansteffan Show; horse races at Tenby; a ploughing match at 'Foxhole' farm, St. Clears, and a variety of activities at the Buckley's farm 'Castell Gorfod', Llangynin: mowing the lawn, potato laying, hay drying, a hound meet, ploughing, and 'earthing up' (i.e. building a bank for point-to-pointing).
This film was shot in the main by Lt Col W H Buckley of the Buckley's Brewery (Llanelli) family and Master of the Carmarthenshire Foxhounds. The hound meet, where a stirrup cup is enjoyed before the off, takes place at ‘Castell Gorfod’, where Buckley’s own invention – the potato laying machine – is seen in action. Buckley is recorded making the presentation to the Milkmaid of the Year and drinking a glass of the white stuff which he was not partial to and which had been made more palatable by the addition of a tot of whiskey. The Milkmaid is troubled by hounds jumping up at her, owing to the fact that her fox fur had not been properly cured and thus smelled interesting!