National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional.
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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
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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.
- Original title
- Wedding of Kathleen and Idris
- Amateur film
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1968 21 mins
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1968 1 mins
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