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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.
Amateur film 1931 16 mins Silent
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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!
Pioneers of Personal Film
Local Scenes and Family Pictures
Amateur film 1927 14 mins Silent
Grandma and Grandad also join in the fun of this home movie - with beaches, swings & roundabouts and a medieval pageant led by Christopher Robin
1934 Spirits from the Vasty Deep
Amateur film 1934 14 mins Silent Location: Aberystwyth
A new baby holidays with London-based lawyer Goronwy Moelwyn Hughes, his wife and sons, and Lloyd Georges David and Megan discuss a new deal.
Our Holidays 1932
Amateur film 1932 10 mins Silent Location: Walton-On-The-Naze
With the luxury of a beach hut as their base, the Mann family from Southend took any opportunity to head up the coast to spend many happy days at Walton-on-the-Naze
Outing on the Thames
Amateur film 1933 9 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
An interwar outing on the River Thames with a reminder of the Great Western Railway's influence in Birmingham.
Barnstaple Fair in the 1920s
Non-Fiction 1926 5 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
Join the crowds in Barnstaple for fairground attractions
Seven O' Clock Regulars' Swimming Club Part 1 of 3
Non-Fiction 1929 11 mins Silent Location: Plymouth
Seven O'Clock Regular Swimmers' Club open the new season with a splash!
Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire Otter Hounds
Amateur film 1930 14 mins Silent Location: Hook
Otter hunting from start to finish. Some viewers may regard this as an interesting, historical record, others as evidence of human cruelty.
Parc Howard', Llanelli and 'Castell Gorfod', Llangynin
Home movie 1969 14 mins Silent Location: Llanelli
1969 at 'Castell Gorfod' farm, Llangynin, and Llanelli's 'Parc Howard': ponies, potatoes, poinsettias and toasting the Prince of Wales.
Buckley Family - otter hunting, hare coursing and 'Castell Gorfod'
Home movie 1970 15 mins Silent Location: Castell Gorfod
Castell Gorfod', Llangynin - home of the Buckley's Brewery (Llanelli) family - is the place for puppies and post-hunt parties.
Buckley Family - point-to- point, puppy show and meets
Home movie 1932 11 mins Silent Location: Castell Gorfod
A point-to-point, puppy show, hunter trials and meets: the language and life of the hunting fraternity, in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.
Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire Otter Hounds and Tivyside Hounds
Home movie 1965 7 mins Silent Location: Ferryside
From otter hunting at Solva and Llanaeron (no otters seen) to shots of Hatty, the performing bulldog, owned by W Kemmis Buckley.
Castell Gorfod Farm
Amateur film 1935 11 mins Silent Location: Llangynin
Caterpillar, Clyde Higgs and W H Buckley – all makers of agricultural machines featured here in use on Buckley's farm, Castell Gorfod, Llangynin, Carmarthenshire.
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
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