British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

LLANELLI PUBLIC LIBRARY

Description
Started in 1957 when a camera was purchased to record the making of tinplate by hand in Llanelli, before the last of a large number of mills, which had operated for almost a century, closed. This arose out of a decision to collect film (movie and still) as local history archive material.
Keywords
Wales; Royalty and royal events; Eisteddfods; Hand tinplate mills; Metalworking
Access
Access available. Tue, Wed, 0930-1800. Mon, Thu, Fri, 09.30-17.00. Sat, 0930-1700. The collection is primarily being developed as a film archive of Llanelli for posterity as apart of the extensive collection of conventional local material. Casual enquirers would not be allowed access to material, but bona fide researchers should write to the Llanelli Regional Librarian.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Viewing off premises. Duplicating. Facilities for copying video available.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for research for academic purposes. Charges for facilities and handling. A price list is available upon request.
Copyright
Copyright resides with Carmarthenshire County Council.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: Approximately 20% of the video stock are film copies.
Video components: VHS Video.
Film: 110,000 feet. The aim of the collection is to record on film all facets of Llanelli’s industrial and social life and, in this respect, it can be said that the scope of the collection is narrow. Films on tinplate, steel, sheet-making, foundry work and other industries, however, have a wider significance as examples of a particular industry at a particular time. Collection currently expanding at c.5,000 ft of 16mm film each year. 80% colour film, 20% black and white film. Amateur, industrial and social history.
Film components: 16mm.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.
Online catalogue
http://libraries.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/opac_eng/webopac_splash_eng.htm
Card catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Notes
The film collection is accessible by a card index. The video collection details have been added to the computerised database.

Main Contact

Name
Mark Jewell
Job title
Llanelli Regional Librarian
Telephone
01554-773538
Fax
01554-750125
Email
MJewell@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Address
Vaughan Street
Llanelli
SA15 3AS

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