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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
It’s official - Pwllheli will host the National Eisteddfod in 1955!
Documentary 1951 24 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
Many a camper had a good morning at the Butlin's holiday camp in North-West Wales, documented in this promotional newsreel
Travelogue 1930 3 mins Silent Location: Barmouth/Abermaw
Stencil coloured coastline of Wales
Amateur film 1960 5 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
All aboard for the Pwllheli Regatta! And members of the town's North Wales Sailing School make every effort to stay afloat in breezy weather.
Advert 1950 16 mins Location: Filey
Good morning campers! Explore the delights Butlin's camps have to offer around the UK in this breezy promotional film
Marie Gwalia' (Mary of Wales) - Eisteddfod Bestows titles on Queen of Roumania Marie Gwalia' (Mary of Wales) - Eisteddfod Bestows titles on Queen of Roumania
Non-Fiction 1925 2 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
Even Queen Marie struggles to dazzle in her bardic robes at Pwllheli!
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.