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Eitem fer o rhaglen ‘Pobol Port’ yn 1984 ar y sinema adnabyddus y ‘Coliseum’  ym Mhorthmadog. Dymchwelwyd yr adeilad ym mis Mawrth eleni.

A short item from the ‘Pobol Port’ programme in 1984, on the iconic ‘Coliseum’ cinema in Porthmadog. The building was demolished in March this year.



In 1980 the Rhyl Sun Centre was opened, it featured Europe’s only indoor wave machine. Tourists from all over the World came in their thousands to enjoy this newest attraction in Rhyl. In this edited clip from ‘Tref Ar Y Tywod’, broadcast in 1983, we see the Sun Centre in its eighties heyday. In 2016 Sun Centre was closed.

Rhyl Suncentre

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Tommy Cooper, from Caerphilly, is still regarded as one of the most
influential comedians of all times. Despite his incredible performances
he was a private man and interviews with him are very rare. We’ve just
unearthed this classic from December 1981.

 

Tommy cooper media

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American handball is in the Rio Olympics but did you know that a more older, Gaelic version of the game, is still played in Nelson in the Rhymney Valley. In Nelson teams play in what is considered to be the oldest three sided court in the UK   Could Wales be medal favourites if Gaelic handball were reintroduced to a future Olympics?

 

Handball

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With the Rio Olympics now underway we look at Quoits one of many traditional Welsh sporting pastimes that could appear if Wales were to host a future Olympics.

 

Quoits

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2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the Royal Mail. In this clip we see the heyday of the GPO delivering our mail, telegrams and phone calls throughout Wales.

 

Royal Mail 500

 

 

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Today marks 50 years since the boat disaster in the small village of Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau. The ‘Prince of Wales’ ferry was transporting forty-two passengers from Barmouth to Penmaenpool itself. As it arrived in the village, the boat collided with the toll bridge and sank. Fifteen people drowned.

Mae heddiw yn nodi 50 mlynedd ers trychineb cwch ym mhentref bach Penmaenpool, ger Dolgellau. Roedd y fferi ‘Prince of Wales’ yn cludo pedwar deg dau o deithwyr o’r Bermo i Benmaenpool ei hun. Wrth iddo gyrraedd y pentref, tarodd y fferi mewn i’r bont a suddodd yn syth. Boddwyd pymtheg o bobl.



Legendary Cardiff folk group, The Hennessys, perform at the Swansea Festival in 1987 with the Harri Webb song ‘The Steelworks Song‘  about the future of Port Talbot steelworks. 30 years later the future of the Port Talbot steelworks and it’s community still raises passions.

 

Hennessy blog

 

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To this day the question remains unanswered; Is it Towyn or Tywyn?.

 

Tywyn Blog

 

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