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Victor H Williams' Family - Aberystwyth 1967

Victor Williams returns to his roots for a holiday that offers trampolines, donkey rides and dodgem-type cars for his daughters to enjoy.

Home movie 1967 2 mins Silent

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Stressed executives may earnestly endeavour to bounce their way to health and the right decisions but the trampolines installed on North Beach at Aberystwyth are there merely for fun, and the film-maker's daughters – Carys and Eirwen – make the most of them. There are donkey rides on the prom to follow, the route passing the now demolished King's Hall, and mini dodgem-type cars – and family cricket - at what is now the Aberystwyth Holiday Village, near Penparcau.

Shot by Victor H Williams of Trefechan, Aberystwyth. He became a cartographer with the Forestry Commission and owing to his job moved with his family from Wales to Edinburgh (1957) and then to Basingstoke (1966), moving back to Wales (Bow Street) when he retired. His wife, Shirley, came from London but her parents moved to Dorset at the end of WWII. She came to Aberystwyth in the 1950s to work as a cytologist at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station [now IBERS] at Plas Gogerddan. The family had a touring caravan and they travelled with it extensively, often back to Wales.