Film: 3305

Places + Locations | 1960 | Sound | Colour + B/W


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The Post office in Wales 1960's

36B bus to Grove Park at night. Stars Donald Houston at station. Mail sacks and Royal Mail train. Posts letter in letter box in train. Load sacks. (colour) North Wales - Snowdon Mountain Railway "Winterthur". Extensive shots of train and views from it. Tourists (could have walked). Menai Bridge. Britannia Bridge, men painting it. Steam train. Steamer at Holyhead docking. (b/w London) Theatrical company gets off train. Penny in the slot 'speak-your-weight' machine. Welsh place names on board. (colour Wales) Hydro-electric plant. Winding road. Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, long pier in construction. Tug brings in oil tanker. Docks. Unloading timber. (b/w) engine coal being shovelled. Station architecture of Brunel (Paddington?) (colour) Llanberis slate. Slate working. Steam train in quarry. Chiselling, sawing, splitting slate. Making tiles. Carriage with passengers attached to slate train on coast. Castles. Tenby. Holiday makers. Rowing boats. Lifeboat station and lifeboat. 'Penny in the slot' lifeboat collection box. Boat trip and dolphins jumping. Swimmers playing with ball. Flying a kite. Lifeboat launch. Lifejackets donned. Paddington ticket office, London.

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