This film is part of Free
Land of Song
As travelogues go this one doesn't quite cut it – good job Lanry household bleach can!
Travelogue 1960 5 mins
This short travelogue isn't quite what it's cracked up to be. A dramatic opening and some beautiful Welsh panoramas aren't there just to entice you to visit Wales - cinema audiences were also persuaded to consider the benefits of Lanry bleach. Don't be fooled in to thinking that's alcohol at the end - it's bleach alright, produced in Bolton and so potent that it was used to clean pavements. This is an entertaining if somewhat confused piece of advertising that perhaps worked best in the cinemas of its day.
TV BRITAIN ON FILM RURAL
News 1965 4 mins Location: Ardboe
Graveyards tell strange stories and this one is no exception. From magic cows to wishing trees discover what lies in the Ardboe graveyard.
Documentary 1971 6 mins Location: Lisburn
Is mythology stronger than history? Listen to children’s takes on why they commemorate the Battle of the Boyne.
Amateur film 1967 14 mins Location: Holywood
Amusing fantasy of the adventures of a priest who finds his new parish in the grip of the most blatant depravity
Non-Fiction 1930 3 mins Silent Location: Newtownards
A grand day out at Mount Stewart, where crowds of children jostle for the camera and form a very orderly queue.
News 1966 14 mins Silent Location: Cultra
See the tools in action that helped our farmers win back the soil from the weed and wilderness over generations.
Amateur film 1971 3 mins Silent Location: Larne
Enjoy the early signs of spring from the lambs gambolling in the fields to the rally cars tearing round the Circuit of Ireland.
Home movie 1938 7 mins Silent Location: Tenby/Dinbych-y-pysgod
Summit-seekers attempt Snowdon and, blessed with good weather, cool off in river, lake or sea.
Travelogue 1930 3 mins Silent Location: Barmouth/Abermaw
Stencil coloured coastline of Wales
Travelogue 1941 14 mins Silent Location: Llandudno
Romance blossoms amongst the donkeys on the beach at Llandudno and the glories of north Wales are explored, from piers, lakes, hills of sheep.
Advert 1968 18 mins Location: Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa
Wales: seeped in history (castles) and clothed in modernity (sports and eating out). Why go elsewhere?
Home movie 1929 11 mins Silent Location: Nefyn
The Healeys from Lancashire have an unforgettable holiday in Wales, with beach hockey, pony riding and a trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
Travelogue 1946 8 mins Silent Location: Shrewsbury
Pin-sharp post-war views of the welshest parts of Wales, from slate and coal mines to the fine cities like Aberystwyth.
Drama 2020 11 mins
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