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The Wedding of Kathleen and Idris
Beautiful but unusual wedding film in that a pig makes a brief and unexpected appearance, and the bridesmaids appear to be going off on honeymoon with the bride and groom.
Amateur film 1955 10 mins Silent
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Wedding of Idris Jones of Bedlwyn farm, Treuddyn, near Mold, and Kathleen Stoddard on a cold, breezy April day at St Garmon's Church, Llanarmon-yn-Iâl. Once married, a pig makes an unexpected appearance and the bride and groom lead their guests down the church path to the Old School Room nearby where a beautifully iced, 3-tier cake awaits. They are then seen getting into a car with their bridesmaids and being driven off, a silver horseshoe hanging in the back window.
Bombs on the Wirral in 1940 forced the Crawfords to relocate, their holiday home in Llanarmon–yn-Iâl providing a safe haven. William H T Crawford, father of the family and an ingenious inventor, was an engineer who worked for Briggs, a haulage contractor in Liverpool. He also enjoyed shooting and editing film footage of family events and life in the Llanarmon/Llanferres area, including this local wedding.
Amateur film 1982 4 mins Location: Harrow
Everyone's home in Harrow to witness Lady Di's debut as a Royal and a record-breaking winter causes chaos in 1981.
Drama 1986 83 mins Location: Derry / Londonderry
The bar flies prepare for the big day with betting, boozing and banter. But will best man Billy break more than his ma’s heart before the wedding?
Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten
1947 1 mins Silent
Royal nuptials at Westminster Abbey, attended by the great and good including King George VI and Winston Churchill
Non-Fiction 1923 5 mins Silent
The wedding of Queen Elizabeth II's future parents, as later incarnated by Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in 'The King's Speech'.
Princess Mary Wedded to Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey Princess Mary Wedded to Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey
Non-Fiction 1922 8 mins Silent
Newsreel of the lavish royal marriage, which was probably the biggest British newsreel story of the decade.
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Silent
The sartorial build up to the lavish nuptials of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1922.
Amateur film 1955 11 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
With the widening of the road between Ty'n y Groesffordd and Llanarmon School, pedestrians, particularly schoolchildren, will be safer.
Amateur film 1958 4 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
No footage of the trials but rather shots of the many, many people gathered for a day of socialising under the Denbighshire sun.
Home movie 1950 4 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
How many people does it take to put a vintage caravan to rest? The folk of Llanarmon roll their sleeves and brew up!
Home movie 1955 15 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Mowing a meadow, damning a river, taking the plunge – it's all happening at Llanarmon yn Iâl!
Amateur film 1956 15 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Contest requiring nerves of steel as man and dog work to control sheep, part of a relaxing, sunny day out for the rest of the Llanarmon community.
Amateur film 1951 15 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Meet Llanarmon: the postman, the postmistress, the roof-mender, a toy-maker, a farmer, the music teacher watering her garden and the parson.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
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.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
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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