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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 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.
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?
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 “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.
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.
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.
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.
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
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