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Children on Beach 1898

Seaside play at Rhyl - charmingly filmed by Wales' first filmmaker

Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins

Overview

This simple and endlessly charming seaside scene was filmed at his local beach by Arthur Cheetham, the Rhyl-based cinema owner who, starting with this film, became the first ever filmmaker based in Wales. According to the late Dave Berry, pre-eminent historian of Welsh film, the footage was shot in January of 1898 (which must have been chilly for the kids!) and first screened in Rhyl Town Hall.