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Jack

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Old films and video of the Three towns Area
« on: July 07, 2015, 04:47:50 PM »
Saw this over on Facebook and Twitter - Llandudno 1975 promotional video:

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 05:21:55 PM »
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Great find Jack, first time I have seen this,..........needs to be in another thread............

I also noticed a link by Tom Davidson D.P. Re ....
Fascinating glimpses of life in a bygone age in North Wales are among films uploaded onto the internet by the British Film Institute.

The Britain on Film project reveals hidden histories and forgotten stories of people and places from the UK’s key film and TV archives.
BFI Player gives everybody in the UK access to 1,000’s of film and TV titles featuring where they live, grew up, went to school, holidayed as a child, or any place of interest in Britain.
By 2017, thanks to National Lottery funding, 10,000 film and TV titles from 1895 to the present day will be digitised.
Through the project, Britain on Film curators have found extraordinary footage of ordinary people and places from across the collections.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 09:04:33 AM »
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Halcyon days, without a doubt. Llandudno looks a pale shadow of its former self now.

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 11:00:57 AM »
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Halcyon days, without a doubt. Llandudno looks a pale shadow of its former self now.

I watched it twice, to make sure I'd spotted the salient differences between now and then. The major changes were Bog Island, The missing ski slope,  Wrex's bugbear: the once superb Happy Valley gardens with their stunning views, all now rather neglected, to put it mildly, and the outstanding Alex Munro open-air theatre. I suspect a newer film would include The Extravaganza and obviously the ski slope but it's the astonishing extent to which the Gardens have been allowed to decline which I think is unforgivable.

On another note, however, they showed a shot of a woman completing the ascent of Snowdon via the notoriously tricky Watkin Path, wearing only loose fitting plimsolls, T-shirt and shorts.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 11:17:36 AM »
The thing that struck me about it apart from making me feel ancient was the lack of health and safety restrictions. The trampolines, paddling pool, girl waving to train etc. Seems on the surface that it was a whole lot more fun then but who knows how many went home with an injury.

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 11:25:47 AM »
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Ian, are you sure she wasn't wearing a mini dress?

Would I be looking that closely. H?  :o :o :o

Seriously, she may well have been.  And the trampoline - gosh, yes. That leapt out. We took our boys to that funfair, so it was still going in the early '90s.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 10:22:49 PM »
It,s because of the health and safety policy being so strict that half the good things that we used to enjoy have been kicked into touch,



Ian

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2015, 07:05:06 AM »
I suspect it's more to do with people being terrified of H & S issues than with the actual legislation. Things are much more relaxed throughout Europe.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2015, 10:55:22 AM »
Really nice video showing off the best of Wales:
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2015, 03:17:16 PM »
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Halcyon days, without a doubt. Llandudno looks a pale shadow of its former self now.

Finally watched it, wonderful, just how I remember Llandudno, everything looked so much better back then than it does now! A shame those days have sadly gone!
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2015, 03:49:28 PM »
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Halcyon days, without a doubt. Llandudno looks a pale shadow of its former self now.

Careful!   Thats an opinion... don't state it as a fact!

Finally watched it, wonderful, just how I remember Llandudno, everything looked so much better back then than it does now! A shame those days have sadly gone!
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2015, 04:42:20 PM »
 :laugh: no it is a fact, I had thought that my memories of Llandudno were rose tinted, but the evidence is clear, everything in Llandudno was nicer in 1975!
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2015, 05:39:15 PM »
The BFI archive is a gift. This one is from 1938...

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The commentary is rather stilted and amateurish, it has to be said.
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2015, 05:46:09 PM »
This one's a selection of amateur films, I think, taken on Super 8 and all silent.

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...and the Craigside Hydro - again, silent.

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2015, 09:34:38 AM »
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A friend found this : well worth a look.
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