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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Llanelly's Royal Day
The streets are crowded, windows are occupied, and walls are sat on in the beautifully decorated town, as everyone tries to catch a glimpse of the newly crowned Queen.
Amateur film 1953 20 mins Silent
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It is windy and the streets are wet but the sun comes out on July 9th 1953 as a beautifully dressed Queen visits Llanelli with the Duke of Edinburgh. This is the first time a reigning monarch has visited the town and it is decorated with bunting, flowers and flags. The townsfolk wait patiently for the royals to arrive, uniforms and best clothes in evidence. There is a parade through the streets and signs inform everyone to 'keep left', police being on hand in case of any problems.
Queen Elizabeth II
Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Silent
Excited crowds gather to celebrate a new royal arrival - the future Queen Elizabeth II
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Non-Fiction 1955 11 mins Silent Location: Stranraer
Visit Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, with a Royal accompaniment as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit in 1955, enjoying an agricultural show and pageant along the way.
Industry sponsored film 1962 17 mins Location: Llanwern
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1949 6 mins Silent Location: Sunningdale
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Current affairs 1977 13 mins Location: Bath
A special report looks into the preparations for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and her subsequent tour of the South West.
Advert 1960 0 mins Location: Llanelli
Iechyd da – Your good health! A drop too much of this ale and you'll likely be spouting poetry since it is brewed in the Land of the Bards.
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Silent Location: Llanelli
A tantalizing fragment of a Haggar film of an outing from Llanelli that included shots of “somewhat humorous incidents on board”.
Promotional 1970 13 mins Location: Pembrey
Llanelli has much to draw businesses and visitors, as this promotional film seeks to show, from brewery to rubber factory and the wonderful scenery beyond.
Promotional 1955 23 mins Location: Newport/Casnewydd
You can experience the Orb Works Carnival and watch a ship being built in Newport, and you can laugh as Jon Pertwee takes to the catwalk years before he travelled in the Tardis.
Parc Howard', Llanelli and 'Castell Gorfod', Llangynin Parc Howard', Llanelli and 'Castell Gorfod', Llangynin
Home movie 1969 14 mins Silent Location: Llanelli
1969 at 'Castell Gorfod' farm, Llangynin, and Llanelli's 'Parc Howard': ponies, potatoes, poinsettias and toasting the Prince of Wales.
Public Information Filler 1971 1 mins Location: Llanelli
Family Income Supplement: because you’re worth it! Mrs Pugh, as model single mother, is used to encourage eligible viewers to claim this benefit, available from August 1971.
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