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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.
The Wedding, the Beekeeper, the Pigs and the Broads
Home movie 1933 10 mins Silent Location: Pendine Sands
Brayshays in Laugharne, Buckleys at Llangynin, 'Voyager' on the Thames, 'Seafarer' on Pendine Sands and 'Herzogin Cecilie' on the rocks.
A Momento of your Wonderfull Day
Amateur film 1968 10 mins Silent Location: Aberystwyth
The groom, Robin Varley, waiting on the steps of the Tabernacle Chapel, in Powell Street, Aberystwyth, on 19/10/1968, looks at his watch. Where is she, his bride, Beryl Jones?
Wedding of Miss Carrie Alexander, Faversham 1913
Non-Fiction 1913 4 mins Silent Location: Faversham
The mayor's daughter gets hitched in style in the Kent market town.
“Let’s Dream” Introducing Clarkson-Richardson Wedding
Amateur film 1949 9 mins Silent Location: Jarrow
A beautiful memento of a post-war wedding in Jarrow on South Tyneside.
Princess Di Wedding and Winter Snow
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.
The Wedding of Peter and Judith Elliott
Amateur film 1956 14 mins Silent Location: Pinner
Hats, stumbles and happy faces at this wedding film from 1956, taken at the service and reception of Judith and Peter Elliott in Pinner.
Llanarmon: The End of Mothers Worry
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.
Llanarmon: 1958 Sheepdog Trials
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.
There is Other Accommodation
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!
Llanarmon Bathing Pool
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!
Llanarmon: Sheep Dog Trials and Gymkhana etc.
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.
Llanarmon-yn-ial 1951 onwards
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.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
Parade of Troops with Band and Crowds Following
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
For Britons during the Boer War, a welcome opportunity to support the troops - and march alongside them
Workers Leaving Work at Vickers
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Factory gate glimpses at - we think - Barrow-in-Furness
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
The Biter Bit
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
Film's first joke? A fresh take on an old prank.
Opening of the Kiel Canal
Non-Fiction 1895 0 mins Silent
This was one of a series of actuality films made by the Victorian pioneer Birt Acres during 1895. The film is thought to have been shot on June 20, on the occasion of the opening of the Kiel Canal by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Acres shot other films at the same time, but they have not survived.
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