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The Premier at Neath
The sun shines down when PM Lloyd George is in town.
Non-Fiction 1918 4 mins Silent
The sun shines on Neath as Prime Minister David Lloyd George receives the freedom of the town. There's an impressive turn out of marching bands and several groups of women, probably nurses and munitions workers, in the celebratory procession to mark this significant occasion.
1918 on Film
Nelson; The Story of England's Immortal Naval Hero Nelson; The Story of England's Immortal Naval Hero
Biopic 1918 126 mins Silent
Morale-boosting exploits intended to inspire war-weary citizens.
Trips and Tribunals (The Blunders of Mr. Butterbun) Trips and Tribunals (The Blunders of Mr. Butterbun)
Comedy 1918 25 mins Silent
Mr Butterbun presides over a tribunal dealing with cases of men presenting excuses to avoid the First World War draft.
Industry sponsored film 1918 8 mins Silent
Who wears the trousers while the men are at war? The women of Britain, who pick up a surprisingly wide range of jobs
Documentary 1918 24 mins Silent
Growing potatoes in Green Park plus some handy uses for your old tin cans – it’s all part of the war effort on the home front.
War 1918 5 mins Silent
Dramatic footage of Italian and British troops on the front line and airborne.
Fantasy 1918 17 mins Silent
Guests find things that go bump in the night.
Advert 1934 2 mins Silent Location: Port Talbot
The message for cinema-goers in Port Talbot, Neath and Briton Ferry is that they should shop local!
Home movie 1954 5 mins Silent Location: Caernarfon
Neath plumber Vernon Hudson takes his family north to Caernarfon, south to Mumbles and Barry, and into the street when the circus comes to town.
Amateur film 1954 6 mins Silent Location: Neath/Castell-Nedd
The ruins of Neath Abbey overlook races that include fire, floodlights and pile-ups. Safer by far are the dodgems and the pedalo which follow.
Amateur film 1950 4 mins Silent Location: Neath/Castell-Nedd
Haydn Ford, cartoonist of Neath, is here celebrated by a friend and amateur film-maker for whom he created a beautiful logo and title cards.
Amateur film 1935 38 mins Silent Location: Penarth
George and Maurice Holley, Cardiff pharmacists and pianists, go on a tour, witnessing the crowds at Barry and the seaweed drying near Castlemartin for the making of laver bread.
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.