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Newsreel capturing the Welsh festival at Pwllheli, including the procession of the Bards
Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins Silent
The hills are alive in this fascinating snapshot of an eisteddfod at Pwllheli, which includes glimpses of the procession, women in Welsh national dress, and a peace ritual performed by attending druids.
The ritual is performed by the Gorsedd of Bards (the association of druids), and includes a member calling the people from the four corners of the land together with a trumpet, before chanting the Gorsedd prayer. The Archdruid (the elected leader) then withdraws the Grand Sword from its sheath three times and cries, "Is there peace?" The assembly replies, "Peace".
Proclamation 1954: National Eisteddfod in Pwllheli 1955 Proclamation 1954: National Eisteddfod in Pwllheli 1955
Home movie 1954 3 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
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Documentary 1951 24 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
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Travelogue 1930 3 mins Silent Location: Barmouth/Abermaw
Stencil coloured coastline of Wales
Amateur film 1960 5 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
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Advert 1950 16 mins Location: Filey
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Non-Fiction 1925 2 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
Even Queen Marie struggles to dazzle in her bardic robes at Pwllheli!
1962 12 mins Location: Soho
A children’s guide to bustling Soho, with a glimpse of its music industry, architecture and thriving restaurant scene.
Documentary 1969 25 mins
On release from jail, a man recalls the events leading up to his imprisonment.
1968 78 mins
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Drama 1968 27 mins
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Action and Adventure 1955 28 mins
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