Title ID 10028Collection ID1435
Title[Visit to Wales]
CollectionNorman Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeSeaside Family Life
KeywordsBuildings Family Farming Holidays Houses Lakes Landscape Leisure Time Activities Men Motor Vehicles Nature Reserves Play Railways Rivers Cars Rural Areas Tourism Trains Women
LocalYsbyty Ifan (?) Bala
RegionalConwy Gwynedd
NationalWales United Kingdom
ProductionEric Norman
CameraEric Norman
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour film provides highlights of a family holiday to Wales, visiting the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, with its moorland landscape, brooks and rivers. The family travel through Conwy and Gwynedd in Wales admiring the natural landscape and scenery.


The film opens with the family in their car exploring the rural landscape (AFN 528). Drystone walls snake across the landscape, with livestock, and a tractor ploughing a field. Views of a lake (Llyn Conwy ?) as a teenage boy stands on the bank looking out. The camera focuses on a young lamb sitting in a field, it gets up and runs over to suckle from its mother. A fingerpost sign: 'Festiniog 13 1/4 Miles' 'Yspytty Ifan 1 3/4 Miles'. This is followed by views of the River Conwy(?) and a small stream flowing over rocks. A flock of sheep with lambs roam the fields next to the road; followed by a close-up of flowering yellow gorse bushes. The family continue their drive on a single track road through the landscape, stopping for the occasional panorama and portrait shot of family members with the natural landscape behind them. The family explore another river on foot, with a stone bridge over the river (?) and views of a large lake or reservoir (Llyn Tegid ?) seen behind the teenage boy. The family stop to capture the exterior view of a public house 'Bryntirion Inn' (Bala, Gwynedd), followed by wider rural views of Bala lake set into the landscape with the Bala Lake railway line running parallel to the lake. A green train with tender and passenger carriages passes by, followed by a small railway cart carrying workmen (?). Mixed shots show three teenage boys jumping from bank to bank over a small stream, then sitting together on the grass. In Bala village, the group stop off at the 'White Lion Royal Hotel' capturing views of the street and the front of the hotel. The film closes with the family taking portrait shots of each other standing on the rocks next to a waterfall on the River Dee (?).