• Short Summary

    A look at the unusual but beautiful Italian style architecture of Portmeirion in Wales.

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    Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales.

    L/S of a continental style quay beside Tremadoc Bay with hills in the background. M/S of a waiter serving drinks to people sitting under sunshades on a terrace. M/S of a couple drinking cocktails. Low angle shot of pink Italianesque folly. M/S of pretty Battery Square. Low angle shot of a ram-shaped sign hanging from a shop. M/S of a woman looking over a terrace, behind her are more continental style buildings. L/S of a couple walking past a fountain, in the background is a roman folly and a large house on a hill. M/S of a woman walking her dogs past some gardens and a tower. Low angle shot of an ivy covered church spire.

    M/S of Portmeirion's creator, Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis, sitting on the wall of a mosaic terrace. Three men enter carrying an urn that they place next to Clough. C/U of the elderly Clough - his dream was to bring a piece of Italy to Wales. M/S of an archway between two shops. M/S of a mother with two children looking through a shop window talking to the shopkeeper. C/U of a dress in the shop window. M/S, looking through the ornate Angel gate, of an artist painting gardens filled with towers and follies. C/U of the artist painting.

    M/S of a waitress serving people sitting outside a quaint cafe. C/U of 'The Ship Shop' sign. C/U of another sign. C/U of a painted post with a head carved at the top, tilt down to reveal it is a petrol pump, a man is filling his tank. M/S of an arch, a woman is looking at hats dangling outside a shop. Another woman comes out of the shop. M/S of the first woman trying on a hat. C/U of the woman trying on a different hat. M/S of a woman strolling beneath classical columns. M/S of the columns with houses in the background. L/S of people walking through a ruined folly covered in ivy. L/S of the gardens outside a large villa, Trinity House. M/S of a woman walking in a garden. L/S of a woman sitting on a lawn going down to the quayside.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:36:00 / 01:48:23:00
    CP 391

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