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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Pwtan the Kitten
Gardener’s nightmare: a kitten at large in a flower bed!
Home movie 1960 2 mins Silent
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Pwtan, a brave and adventurous kitten, manages to find her way off the back of a rocking horse and into a flower bed where she takes on a geum, rolling on the leaves, biting a stem, attacking the blooms. Indoors, on a sofa, she meets her match: the film-maker’s daughter, Fiona, whose style of play is much like that of Pwtan herself. Fiona’s father, William Lloyd Ellis of Pwllheli, filmed local activities and a number of short dramas involving local people.
Cats v Dogs
Home movie 1931 1 mins Silent Location: Llandegfan
Mingo, Jerry and Thea: names of the dogs or people seen? Either way, they will be connected, for sure, with Isla Johnston of Bryn Mêl, Glyngarth, Anglesey, who shot the footage.
Documentary 1970 10 mins Location: Bingley
The quirks of a whippet race, with novices in winklepickers learning from the old hands, all fully elucidated in broad West Yorkshire dialect.
Government sponsored film 1943 1 mins
An English Bull Terrier warns wartime cinema goers to put their cigarettes out with more care.
Amateur film 1935 12 mins Silent Location: Little London
Little disturbs the peace in Little London - despite some foxhunting, polo and the Second World War!
Non-Fiction 1950 1 mins Silent Location: Winspit
Oh to be Ginger Tom the cat and while away the hours!
Non-Fiction 1928 6 mins Silent Location: Crystal Palace
Dogs and cats go on show at two princely London venues – among them some of the fluffiest kittens London is ever likely to see.
Proclamation 1954: National Eisteddfod in Pwllheli 1955 Proclamation 1954: National Eisteddfod in Pwllheli 1955
Home movie 1954 3 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
It’s official - Pwllheli will host the National Eisteddfod in 1955!
Documentary 1951 24 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
Many a camper had a good morning at the Butlin's holiday camp in North-West Wales, documented in this promotional newsreel
Travelogue 1930 3 mins Silent Location: Barmouth/Abermaw
Stencil coloured coastline of Wales
Amateur film 1960 5 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
All aboard for the Pwllheli Regatta! And members of the town's North Wales Sailing School make every effort to stay afloat in breezy weather.
Advert 1950 16 mins Location: Filey
Good morning campers! Explore the delights Butlin's camps have to offer around the UK in this breezy promotional film
Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
Newsreel capturing the Welsh festival at Pwllheli, including the procession of the Bards
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.