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The "Alert" and Harbour Works
It’s all hands to the bucket, including those of the 6th Marquis of Anglesey who is helping with the dredging of his harbour at Plas Newydd.
Home movie 1937 5 mins Silent
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The delights of dredging: men fill buckets with sludge that is being pickaxed out of the harbour at Plas Newydd, seat of the Anglesey family at Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. The buckets are carried away by pulley, their contents tipped over a wall. The 6th Marquis of Anglesey – Charles Henry Alexander Paget – is there too, getting his hands dirty. His boat, the “Alert”, can be seen in the harbour.
Teulu Owain Owain: Tywyn, Llangefni, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll Teulu Owain Owain: Tywyn, Llangefni, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll
Home movie 1972 10 mins Silent Location: Tywyn
Summer is for canoeing and climbing the Anglesey Column; autumn features netball, and winter the warmth of a family Christmas.
Amateur film 1946 5 mins Silent Location: Beaumaris
Ambling Scottish ramblers, members of The Countryside Club, enjoy Anglesey at a leisurely pace.
Home movie 1937 6 mins Silent Location: Plas Newydd
What dreams may come when a treasured possession is aggressively broken? Unfinished drama starring Anglesey’s Earl of Uxbridge as a poor boy.
Home movie 1933 15 mins Silent Location: Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll
Tennis, boating and bathing is provided for the August socialising of royals and aristocrats at Plas Newydd, seat of the Marquis of Anglesey.
Amateur film 1936 16 mins Silent Location: Plas Newydd
Catapult-wielding democrats take on wader-wearing fascists in this ‘Plas Newydd’ drama filmed by the Marquis of Anglesey.
Travelogue 1937 11 mins Location: Caernarfon
A timeless landscape steeped in history that is little changed today, but was surely made to be filmed!
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
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Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
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