Film: 8850

Places + Locations | 1970 | Sound | Colour


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Maes-y-lade Farm Wales 1970's

Coach and Land Rover pull up, and young people get out. Peculiar range of sixties/ seventies clothes. Breconshire, South Wales. People walk along country road, filmed through window of Land Rover. Land Rover arrives in farm yard of traditional Welsh hill farm called Maes-y-Lade. Warden talks to teenagers outside (one chews gun). Horses walk to camera. Teenagers shown how to saddle up horse. People mount horses, stirrups, ride off. People walk towards Land Rover, hitched-up with trailer full of canoes. Drive along road. People carry canoes. Put on life-vests / life-jackets. Canoeing. Gingerly get in. Girl capsizes. Walks out. Pony trekking. Riding through bracken-covered hills. On open ground, cantering and walking. Park at Pub. Go for drink and smoke. Cleaning tack. Trying on safety hats. Looking at paddles. Trying on caving hats with head lamps. Canoeing on rapids (bad weather). See capsized canoeist. Cavers walk by side of swollen river to cave. Still pictures and sound from inside cave. Emerging into light. Girl opens oven door, and boy takes out tray of lamb chops. Forks them out onto plates. Eating. Washing up, drying dishes. Life in Wales.

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