• Short Summary

    Footage of Cardiff in 1931, Wales.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "CITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN (No. 6) CARDIFF - Described by the Lord Mayor of Cardiff (1931) Robert G. Hill Snook."

    Cardiff, Wales.

    Good L/S's of steam locomotive moving at speed through the picturesque countryside. Various shots of the main streets in Cardiff. The Mayor informs us that their are quarter of a million people living in the city. Good L/S's of the Cardiff castle. L/S's of the Civic Hall - "The National Museum of Wales."

    Aerial shots of the city including the University college. L/S's of lighthouse which is a memorial to Captain Scott. L/S of the Cathedral. Very good footage of the Cardiff docklands, including cranes lifting goods on and off container ships. L/S's of coal wagons and coal being poured down large shoot.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:08:00 / 01:08:01:00
    PT 087

Comments (1)

  1. Jackie says

    I was thrilled and fascinated to come across this clip about Cardiff from Alderman Hill Snook because he is my great grandfather. I have alerted the whole family. It is especially poignant because our mother Eleanor his granddaughter died over a year ago and she would have loved to hear it. Her sister Barbara has also died as has his son William who was killed in Haifa just after the war at the age of 21. Their mother, my grandmother had to accompany my great grandfather on Mayoral visits and functions as his wife had died. We have just started looking into our family history so this piece of film is lovely to hear. He seems to have been a lovely man who I believe was very generous and bought parkland in Cardiff and gave it back to the people of the city. We have some letters that talk about this. I understand he was one of the last people to wear spats and we have a photo of him walking along the promenade wearing them!

    Jackie Compton howlett

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