A Letter For Wales (1960)
25 minutes - Colour and Black & White

Watching the Night Mail train leave Paddington station, Welshman Donald Houston recalls the engine he wanted to drive as a boy: the one that climbs Snowdon! This recalls other memories: of bridges, boats and dolphins, of first love, and of slate quarries. Then, with the launching of the life-boat at Tenby, the spray dissolves to steam, his visions fade and it is again the echoing London terminus and our Welshman is back at Paddington.

Director: Tony Thompson
Photography: Trevor Roe
Commentary: Norman Prouting, Briget Barry
Narration: Donald Houston
Editor: Hugh Raggett
Production Assistants: Donald Washbourne, Peter Mills, Nick Nicholls, Jim Godfrey, Roy Meredith, Nick hale
Music Composer: Grace Williams
Music Conducter: Muir Mathieson
Sound Recorder: Ken Cameron
Producer: Edgar Anstey

An extract from this film (scenes around Tenby) may be viewed online at YouTube courtesy of the BFI:-

16mm & 35mm

Actual screen shots reproduced by kind permission
of the British Film Institute.

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