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John Prescott’s Punch – Rhyl, 2001

ITV Cymru / Wales - Posted 14-10-2015

This famous incident, later referred to by many as the ‘Rumble in Rhyl’, sees Labour MP John Prescott encountering pro-hunting protesters in Rhyl, and reacts angrily to being hit by an egg thrown at him by one of the group.

Mae’r digwyddiad enwog yma, sydd bellach yn cael ei adnabod gan nifer fel y ‘Rymbl yn Rhyl’,  yn dangos AS Llafur John Prescott yn dod ar draws protestwyr o blaid hela yn Rhyl, ac yn gwylltio wedi i un ohonynt daflu ?y ato.

Mr Pidgeon, Axmouth

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From 1958 to 1968 the ITV Wales channel was known as TWW – Television Wales and West. The Channel initially covered both South Wales and the West of England. Politically there had been a demand for an all Wales television channel but economically it was expensive to bring television to many parts of Wales and one transmitter at Wenvoe could cover the large industrial population of South Wales and the Bristol / Avonmouth area. Economics initially won the day! This strange set up means that our early ITV Wales collection holds material from the West of England as well. Every now and then we will bring you some amusing clips from the other side of the Bridge!. In this clip we see an interview with Mr Pidgeon, from Axmouth, on why he installed television sets inside his cows milking shed.

cows

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Dorothy Squires – 1966

ITV Cymru / Wales - Posted 20-08-2015

An interview with one of Wales’ most famous singers, Dorothy Squires, recorded in October 1966, a day before she performed at the Regal Theatre in Llanelli.

Cyfweliad gyda un o cantorion enwocaf Cymru, Dorothy Squires, wedi ei recordio ym mis Hydref 1966, diwrnod cyn iddi perfformio yn y Theatr Frenhinol yn Llanelli.

Traffic Wardens in Cardiff – 1964

ITV Cymru / Wales - Posted 19-08-2015

Bruce Hockin reporting from Cardiff in 1964 on the government’s new plan to combat traffic congestion in towns and cities.

Bruce Hockin yn adrodd o Gaerdydd yn 1964 ar gynllun newydd y llywodraeth i frwydro gorlenwad traffig mewn trefi a dinasoedd.

Cilla Black, 1964

ITV Cymru / Wales - Posted 03-08-2015

Cilla Black being interviewd on TWW magazine programme ‘Here Today’ in 1964.

 

cilla

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Y Cyrff, 1985

ITV Cymru / Wales - Posted 30-07-2015

This is the first television appearence of the group, ‘Y Cyrff’ in 1985. Later on most of ‘Y Cyrff’ members joined the pop group Catatonia, and enjoyed worldwide fame.

 

Y Cyrff

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Amphicar, Aberystwyth

ITV Cymru / Wales - Posted 23-07-2015

Is it a car?, is it a boat?, no its Amphicar. Built in Germany the Amphicar was the only domestic amphibious automobile ever to be mass produced.  In this clip the car’s owner takes reporter James Thomas out for a drive through Aberystwyth and into the waters of Cardigan Bay.

 

Amphicar

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Amateur TV Station, Prestatyn.

ITV Cymru / Wales - Posted 14-07-2015

Prestatyn calling. We need your help to identify who this amateur TV enthusiast is? All we know is that he’s from Prestatyn and he appears to be recording, from the tv, a live television programme.

 

Prestatyn Am TV

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