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Welsh National Eisteddfod

Ceremonial procession at the 1927 Eisteddfod captured on film, as Holyhead hosts the Welsh bardic festival

Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent


Visit the famous Welsh bardic festival with this Topical Budget newsreel. The Eisteddfod celebrates Welsh literature, music and performance and is held in a different town every year. In 1927, Holyhead on the isle of Angelsey played host. Although damage to the film stock has obscured the title card, this newsreel is otherwise well-preserved and features the traditional procession in druidic dress behind the symbolic Horn of Plenty, and an address by the Archdruid Howell Elvet Lewis.