A fascinating movie of the South Wales Coast – which shows Penarth as it was in 1935 – has been put on line by the British Film Institute.
The film – curated by the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales – was shot by brothers George and Maurice Holley who worked as pharmacists in Cardiff with George processing the films in his North Road shop.
The movie starts in Cardiff and then the brothers shoot a sequence in and around Penarth in the uncrowded, halcyon days before the Second World War.
We see Windsor Road, Glebe St , the Pier , the Esplanade, and the shore with scores of children bathing in the sea and enjoying the sunshine.
National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales is an organisation charged with preserving the “moving image heritage of Wales”
You can see the whole movie by clicking on this link :- http://tinyurl.com/lpqbxln