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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Lloyd George with Dogs and Book
A summer's day, dogs and a book and the attention of a newsreel cameraman – what more could David Lloyd George (British prime minister 1916-22) possibly want?
Non-Fiction 1929 3 mins Silent
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The ‘Welsh Wizard' in good company: David Lloyd George, British prime minister 1916-22, walks through a garden [probably on his farm 'Bron-y-de', Churt, Surrey] accompanied by several dogs, and sits at his ease in a basket chair, reading a book. His leisure time is being recorded for a newsreel item and he declaims to the cameraman. He was keen on the Chow Chow breed of dog and had a particular favourite (probably seen here) known as ‘Y Chow Du' [The Black Chow].
Animals on Film
Documentary 1940 12 mins
Fun mixture of natural history and wartime public information.
Comedy 2004 4 mins
Sweet and funny short about a potty-mouthed dog who loves his owner
Non-Fiction 1959 3 mins
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News 1971 5 mins Location: St Keverne
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Amateur film 1967 14 mins Location: Thompson Common
Should you look hard enough, you’ll be amazed at the antics that creatures get up to, says Dorothy Maxey, amateur filmmaker and naturalist.
Lloyd George: farming, officiating and breakfasting Lloyd George: farming, officiating and breakfasting
Amateur film 1936 13 mins Silent Location: Churt
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Rotatiller and Caterpillar Tractor, Oct. and Nov. 1938 Rotatiller and Caterpillar Tractor, Oct. and Nov. 1938
Home movie 1938 5 mins Silent Location: Churt
David Lloyd George, ex-prime minister of Britain, hosts a demonstration of two marvellously big machines at work on his farm at Churt.
Amateur film 1938 14 mins Silent Location: Churt
Married in January 1888, David Lloyd George and his wife Margaret celebrate 50 years of marriage with their family at a very comfortable hotel – with golf – in Antibes.
Amateur film 1938 9 mins Silent Location: Churt
Santa Claus arriving at a house full of children on Xmas Day has not forgotten their elders - even Lloyd George gets a present! And the new year brings Chow Chow pups and snow.
Documentary 1922 68 mins Silent
Potent record of the 1921 Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic expedition, marked by the death of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
1930 62 mins
Unreleased footage of an expedition in Bolivia, filmed by British explorer and naturalist JC Bee-Mason.
Travelogue 1926 1 mins
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1926 40 mins Silent
Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
Inside Film 2021 41 mins
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Inside Film 2021 41 mins
Film critic Carmen Gray and film writer Ela Bittencourt discuss three films by trailblazing Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová.