Our Audio-visual heritage is a priceless resource which helps us feel more connected with our past.
Our history belongs to us all. We must do all we can to conserve these collections and ensure they remain accessible to the public and future generations.
British Pathé is a treasure trove of over 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. Spanning years from 1896 to 1978, the collection includes footage from Cardiff’s most famous moments in history, from royal visits to the empire games.
To mark Audio-visual Heritage Day, I would like to share one of my favourites. The clip below shows an incredible moment in Cardiff Central’s History, when in 1953, Cardiff Rugby defeated an unbeaten All Blacks side, 8-3, at the Cardiff Arms Park.