Swansea Cine Film Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 P/MPG
  • Dates of Creation
      mid 20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      digital video files (MPG format) held on 2 external hard drives

Scope and Content

Series: Films of Swansea municipal ceremonies and mayoral years

Series: Other films of Swansea, including official opening ceremonies and general films about the town

Administrative / Biographical History

A significant collection of cine films, originally collected by Swansea City Archives, were transferred from storage at the Guildhall to the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales, Aberystwyth, in the interests of their long-term preservation. There they were digitised and stored in accommodation suitable for the preservation of film, and digital copies were sent back on DVD. The individual films were then extracted from these, and are listed below. The arrangement and reference numbering reflects the numbers of the original films.


These films are available on the Screen and Sound Archive PCs in the Family History Centre. Advance booking is strongly advised.

Access Information

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records received by the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained


Accruals are possible.

Related Material

The original films are held in the National Screen and Sound Archive, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.