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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Victorian Fair - Holywell, 1984
The people of Holywell become Victorian ladies and gents for a day and mind the rolling barrels!
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The streets of Holywell, Flintshire, are given over to stalls and stocks, a hog roast and competitive barrel rolling. Judo demonstrations and folk dancing take place in the park. The costumes include a Welsh tweed cape of modern origin but Victoria would probably have loved it! Filmed by Charles William Staniforth (d. 2010), the film closes with shots of his garden, tended by his green-fingered wife Catherine (d.2012), who worked at the Courtaulds factory, Greenfield.