Welsh Colours

1935 - 1939 , Wales (Other)

Travels of Eustace and Eunice Alliott to and in Wales, including locations in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds in England, on the Welsh borders, South West Wales and North Wales.

Film record of a journey from Oxford to South West Wales and northwards through Wales, comprising shots of local beauty spots, visitor attractions and the activities of locals. Scenes on Reel 1 include: a visit to Brampton Grange; a sightseeing trip to Oxford; encounters with children at play in Burford; a walk by the river in Bourton on the Water; buildings and traffic observed in the Cotswold village of Broadway; a visit to Malvern; observations of the scenery and life in the Brecon Beacons; a sightseeing trip to Castell Carreg Cennen; a rainbow observed over Tenby harbour; a trip to Manorbier Castle; sea views at Manorbier Bay; trips to the village of Solva [Solfach] and St Davids. Footage includes: Oxford colleges and street scenes on the High Street and at other locations in Oxford; a boy on a pony with a sheep dog shepherding a ewe and a lamb down a hill in the Brecon Beacons; waterfalls at Pont Aber; views of and from castles at Carreg Cennen and Manorbier; the harbour and harbour area in Tenby; shots of historic churches in Oxford and Malvern and St Davids Cathedral. Scenes on Reel 2 include: observations of the scenery along the coast and inland. Footage includes waves breaking ashore at Traeth and Cwm Tydi; views of the valley at Tal-y-Llyn, country flowers at Lledr and across the moors at Denbigh [Mynydd Hiraethog]. The film concludes with a shot of youths playing in the river near Ruabon while cattle bathe close by.

Featured Buildings

Brampton Grange near Wheatley [?] Magdalen Tower, Oxford Oxford High Street Queen’s College, Oxford St Mary’s Church, Oxford Radcliffe Camera, Oxford All Souls’ College, Oxford Tom Tower, Oxford Foot bridges, Bourton on the Water [unidentified buildings, Broadway] Lygon Arms, Broadway Great Malvern Priory, Malvern Castell Carreg Cennen [Carreg Cennen Castle], near Llandeilo [buildings Tenby] Manorbier Castle, near Tenby Solva [Solfach] Village St David’s Cathedral, St Davids

Keywords

Dufaycolor; Early Colour; Wales; Castles; Oxford; Historic buildings; Travel in the 1930s; Landscape history

Intertitles

Welsh Colours Reel 1: To Little England Beyond Wales. The First Halt – Brampton Grange near Wheatley Oxon Oxford – The Famous High Street begins at Magdalen Tower. Later you will see Queen’s College. St Mary’s Church – Here Cranmer was tried, & withdrew his recantation. Amy Robsart is buried here. The Radcliffe Camera & All Souls’ College with its Twin Towers. The Tom Tower Later – The Isis, by Folly Bridge, opposite Christchurch Meadow. A children’s Paradise – The River Windrush at Burford. More of the River Windrush: - at Bourdon [Bourton] on the Water. Broadway! Malvern. In the wild & lonely country below the Black Mountain: - between Brecon & Lllandovery The day old Lamb. The Falls at Pont Aber. Like a castle in Spain – Castel [Castell] Carreg Cennan [Cennen] [Carreg Cennen Castle] near Llandilo [Llandeilo]. At Tenby – A rainbow awaited us. We were delighted with the lovely colours we saw there. Manorbier Castle – A ruined Norman stronghold near Tenby. By Manorbier Bay. Near the Stack Rocks. On the way to St David’s – Near St Bride’s Bay & Solva [Solfach] Village. St David’s [St Davids]. End of Reel 1. Some More Welsh Colours. Reel 2 See it through flowers! The estuary of the Teifi with distant Gwbert & Cardigan Island. At Traeth Saeth [possibly Traeth] near Cardigan. At Cwm Tidi [possibly Cwm Tydi] near Cardigan. By Tal-y-Lyn [Tal-y-Llyn] near Dolgelly [Dolgelley, Dolgellau]. Musk & heather! Lledr Valley On the Denbigh Moor [Mynydd Hiraethog]. The Last of Wales – The Dee by Overton Bridge near Ruabon. The End.

Other Places

Near Wheatley; Oxford; Burford; Bourton-on-the-Water; Broadway; Malvern; Tenby; Manorbier; St David’s; Brecon Beacons; Llandeilo; Tenby; Manorbier; Solva [Solfach]; St David’s [St Davids]; Gwbert, Cardigan; Traeth, Cardigan; Tal-y-Llyn, Dolgelly [Dolgelley, Dolgellau]; Lledr Valley; Denbigh Moor [Mynydd Hiraethog]; Overton Bridge, near Ruabon.

  • Camera : Eustace A. Alliott

  • Editor : Eustace A. Alliott

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Welsh Colours

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