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-Hello, I'm Ifan Jones Evans.

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-In this series, I'll travel Wales...

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-..meeting all kinds of people

-who love collecting things.

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-From records to autographs,

-from shoes to bottles...

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-..there are remarkable objects

-in every corner of Wales.

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-I look forward to seeing them all.

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-Welcome to Caru Casglu.

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-For help to follow the programme...

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-..use the website,

-the app and the subtitles.

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-This week on Caru Casglu,

-clothes through the ages...

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-..in the glamorous wardrobe

-of Margarette Hughes.

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-I visit Colwyn Bay to discuss

-the American Civil War...

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-..but first,

-the autographs are the stars.

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-Like me, I'm sure you remember

-meeting someone famous as a child...

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-..and asking for an autograph.

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-That's just what actor Ieuan Rhys

-has done over the years.

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-He now has

-an exceptional collection.

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-I can't wait to see them.

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-Hello, how are you? Come in.

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-Hello, how are you? Come in.

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-Very well. Thank you.

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-When did you start

-to collect autographs?

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-You're going back a long way now!

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-I was a child at the time.

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-A lot of children

-collect autographs.

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-A lot of children in Wales

-collect them at eisteddfodau.

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-One of the first I got

-was Hywel Gwynfryn's...

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-..at Llangollen Eisteddfod.

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-After that, I began to collect them.

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-The way I mainly did it at the time

-was to write off to people.

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-The collection began to get

-bigger and bigger and bigger.

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-Then I moved on to finding out

-who was performing where.

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-I'd go and stand by the stage door.

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-One of the stage door johnnies,

-standing there asking them to sign.

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-There are two books here.

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-You appeared in Doctor Who.

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-Who has signed this?

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-I was in David Tennant's

-first series as Doctor Who.

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-"To Ieuan,

-a pleasure to work with you.

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-"See you around

-the universe sometime.

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-"Lots of love, David Tennant."

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-Good. I like that.

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-"See you around the universe."

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-That's lovely, isn't it?

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-I'll treasure that book forever.

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-I've been a Doctor Who fan

-since I was a boy.

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-Another thing you have

-is Shane Williams' book.

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-I've just been doing

-Shane Williams' Christmas panto.

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-Shane is one of the nicest people

-I've ever met.

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-If I'd asked him to autograph

-a hundred books, he'd have done it.

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-Jeremy Irons. That's a good photo.

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-Jeremy Irons. That's a good photo.

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-That is a good photo.

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-Look at that. And Ken Dodd.

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-Ken Dodd, yes.

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-I like Ken Dodd.

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-Desmond Llewelyn, who played Q

-in the James Bond films.

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-He signed it in Welsh for me.

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-"Lwc dda, Ieuan, Desmond Llewelyn."

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-He was Welsh, from the Newport area.

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-Laurence Olivier, of course.

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-The Laurence Olivier.

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-What's on that beer mat there?

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-What's on that beer mat there?

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-The beer mat?

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-The famous Meic Stevens.

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-The famous Meic Stevens.

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-Is it really?

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-Meic was doing a gig,

-I don't remember where.

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-Tumble, I think.

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-Ronnie Barker.

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-Have you got Ronnie Corbett?

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-Have you got Ronnie Corbett?

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-Yes, somewhere.

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-Now, here's an odd thing.

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-I like that in particular...

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-..because he's written,

-"To Ieuan, Ronnie Barker."

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-Putting my name on the photo...

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-Has that spoilt it?

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-Has that spoilt it?

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-It's not worth as much.

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-There's no autograph on this.

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-What's that then?

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-But I know who wrote it

-because she wrote it for me.

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-Sian Phillips,

-Dame Sian Phillips now.

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-Sian and I were both in a National

-Theatre production in London.

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-People by Alan Bennett.

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-At the end of the tour...

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-..the cast got together

-to perform in cabaret.

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-Sian asked,

-"Do you mind singing with me?"

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-"What will we sing?"

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-"I'll sing Ar Lan Y Mor in Welsh.

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-Then she said, "I used to sing

-this duet with Richard Burton.

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-"Richard has written

-an English version."

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-"I'll sing the Welsh one,

-and you sing the English version."

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-And she wrote the words down for me.

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-"Down by the sea,

-there are red roses

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-"Down by the sea,

-there are white lilies

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-"Down by the sea,

-there stands my loved one

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-"Pickin' his nose

-and eatin' an onion."

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-I've got one story about me

-at the Eisteddfod, years ago...

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-..when I was ten or eleven.

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-I got an autograph book

-at the Eisteddfod on the S4C stand.

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-I was walking around the field...

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-..and I met a very famous actor

-by the name of Ieuan Rhys.

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-I've still got his autograph

-at home to this day.

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-That's worth a fortune!

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-So, I have your autograph.

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-You'll have to frame it.

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-I might send it back to you.

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-This means so much to me...

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-..because Ryan is one of the reasons

-I'm in this business.

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-I used to watch him as a boy

-at the Coliseum Theatre in Aberdare.

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-Tickets were like gold.

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-I went to see him there

-and in pantomime in Swansea.

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-I think that's were

-I caught the bug.

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-You wanted to perform.

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-You wanted to perform.

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-I wanted to be like Ryan.

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-So, that's worth a lot to me.

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-So, that's worth a lot to me.

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-Yes, I can believe it.

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-Of all the autographs I have,

-if I had to rescue one...

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-..that would be it,

-because that one means most to me.

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-Ieuan, thank you very much,

-and thanks for your autograph!

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-You're welcome. Don't sell it!

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-I'm certainly not

-a fashionable person.

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-Fortunately, I have a wife...

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-..who regularly advises me

-about what to wear.

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-But Margarette Hughes from Whitland

-doesn't need any advice.

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-She has bought clothes

-over the years...

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-..and has kept them

-to form a special collection.

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-Good morning, Margarette.

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-Good morning, Margarette.

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-Good morning, Ifan.

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-How are you?

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-How are you?

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-I'm fine. Come in.

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-Margarette Hughes

-is a former primary school teacher.

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-..and a mother of three.

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-She teaches Welsh to adults...

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-..and is active with Merched y Wawr

-in the Whitland area.

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-But clothes are her big interest.

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-I think, because I was a war baby...

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-..everything was in short supply

-when I was growing up.

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-Clothes were scarce.

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-My grandmother had a box

-of old clothes for dressing up.

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-I loved to dress up

-in those clothes.

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-There was a long piece of silk

-in it, from a parachute.

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-Good grief.

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-That's what it was...

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-..but I used it as a veil,

-and pretended to be getting married.

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-When you look at your collection now

-and the variety of clothes...

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-..what pleasure do you get

-from seeing them all?

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-There's a story

-attached to almost every item.

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-They bring back memories.

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-I think, "Did that fit me once?"

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-And remembering experiences you had

-while wearing such and such.

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-I have a pink and white

-gingham frock...

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-..from the late 1950s...

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-..when I was

-at Llandysul Grammar School.

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-I used to walk home from school

-with my friend, Sian.

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-I saw the frock.

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-Brigitte Bardot

-wore something similar in Vogue.

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-Everyone wanted to look

-like Brigitte Bardot then.

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-And you saw the same one in a shop?

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-And you saw the same one in a shop?

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-It wasn't exactly the same.

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-But I could imagine myself,

-if I buy that frock...

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-..people will say, "Margarette,

-you're like Brigitte Bardot!"

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-But I only got one new summer frock

-every year, and I'd already had one.

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-I went to my grandfather,

-and he was like putty in my hands!

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-My grandfather and my brother

-both lent me money.

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-I had to pay my brother back,

-but not my grandfather!

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-I still have the frock.

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-I wore it for years.

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-Wonderful.

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-What's the most valuable

-item of clothing you own?

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-Price-wise, you mean?

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-I'm being nosy now, I know.

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-Do you know, I'm not sure.

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-But I wouldn't tell you anyway!

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-I don't tell my husband

-how much I spend!

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-So, all the clothes are up here?

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-Yes, upstairs.

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-Yes, upstairs.

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-I can't wait to see the collection.

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-Ta-dah!

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-Well, well, well.

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-And here.

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-And there as well?

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-You've put them in order of age,

-have you?

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-Let's start here.

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-What period is this?

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-This goes right back to the start.

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-This is Mam-gu Tresaith's nightgown.

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-These pants and camisole top

-belonged to Mam-gu Cwerchyr.

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-This was your grandmother's?

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-Yes. It was such a job to iron.

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-The embroidery's still like new.

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-And this is as white as snow.

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-Excellent quality.

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-Well made.

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-What about the green and blue

-garment, with the matching cap?

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-We had a wedding in London.

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-I was expecting Dafydd, my second

-child, but I had to look smart.

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-I found this in a shop

-on Wellfield Road in Cardiff.

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-I wore the cap instead of a hat

-to the wedding.

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-What period are we talking about?

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-Towards the end of the 1960s,

-because Dafydd was born in 1968.

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-In September,

-and the wedding was in July.

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-I wore these

-just before he was born.

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-And you can't beat wool

-as a material, can you?

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-It lasts and lasts and lasts.

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-So, we'll move on next to the 1970s.

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-That's when maxis came in.

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-This was my first maxi.

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-A pinafore and a jacket.

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-I did have a matching blouse too,

-in this material, but that's gone.

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-Yes, this is wool again.

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-This was warm,

-and it must have been heavy.

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-I wore it to a wedding in

-Cwmfelin Mynach, and it was snowing.

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-That's as good as new.

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-It's in a superb condition.

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-I don't think I'd get into it now.

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-Did you wear it often?

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-Did you wear it often?

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-Yes, I did.

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-Long dresses were fashionable

-to wear out for a meal and so on.

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-Maxis have come back into fashion

-over recent years.

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-They have.

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-This is a special frock.

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-The clothes down that end

-are more colourful.

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-We're coming into the 1980s now.

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-That's when pads came in.

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-This one is a Valentino,

-with a low back.

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-I wore this on an unforgettable week

-in Italy with Merched y Wawr.

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-I'm not saying any more about that.

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-I'm not saying any more about that.

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-No, you'd better not!

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-I wore this

-outside the Valentino shop in Rome.

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-One of my friends took a photo.

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-She knew what the frock was.

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-One of my favourite designers

-was Gina Fratini.

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-She designed clothes

-for Princess Diana.

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-She also designed

-Elizabeth Taylor's dress...

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-..for her second wedding

-to Richard Burton.

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-She said

-that she designed clothes...

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-..for those with romance

-in their soul.

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-Who'd have guessed

-that a Gina Fratini frock...

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-..would look so good

-as part of a Welsh costume?

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-I don't think she dreamt

-that anyone would do that with it!

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-But it is Welsh tweed.

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-It's nice to see

-that you still make use of it.

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-What's going to happen

-to the collection?

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-Are you going to continue

-to buy clothes as fashions change?

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-I buy clothes for myself,

-not for the collection.

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-Because I like them.

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-If something catches my eye,

-I can hopefully afford it...

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-..without going over the top,

-obviously!

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-So, the collection will grow?

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-So, the collection will grow?

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-Yes, certainly.

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-It was a pleasure and a privilege

-to see your clothes. Thank you.

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-It's been lovely having you here.

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-And thanks for the tea!

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-Some would say that playing

-with toy soldiers is child's play.

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-But that's not always true.

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-Alun Hughes' collection

-is still growing...

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-..and still firing the imagination.

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-Former policeman Alun Hughes

-from Colwyn Bay...

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-..loves collecting figures

-and memorabilia...

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-..about American and European wars.

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-One of his big passions

-is the US Civil War.

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-Thank you

-for sharing your collection.

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-It's more than just toy soldiers.

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-It's about the Civil War,

-Gettysburg in particular.

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-Yes, the US Civil War.

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-Gettysburg was the major battle,

-and the turning point of the war.

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-It is more than soldiers.

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-It's been a passion of mine

-since I was five or six years old.

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-What inspired your interest?

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-These, to be honest. These cards.

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-They were for children,

-but the scenes are fairly horrific.

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-Yes, they are quite graphic.

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-Savages Attack.

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-Indeed.

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-Bloody Combat.

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-They are fairly horrific scenes.

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-Think of us as children of five,

-six, seven, on the schoolyard.

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-We'd go around doing swapsies,

-calling out things like...

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-.."I'll swap one Dying Effort

-for one Savages Attack!"

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-How did your collection grow

-over the years?

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-I used to read these.

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-There's an image on one side...

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-..and the history, in the form

-of newspaper cuttings, on the back.

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-It was through these

-that I started to read English...

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-..more than anything else.

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-When I realized that this was

-a true story, I began to buy books.

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-I learnt more about the war,

-then began to collect soldiers.

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-That's among the first ones I got...

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-..back when I was around that age.

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-It's an incredible collection.

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-You also painted most of these.

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-You also painted most of these.

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-Yes, most of them.

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-I probably painted

-over 90% of them myself.

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-It's a simple way of relaxing.

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-That's the point.

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-I can paint a set of these...

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-..and forget about everything else.

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-It's very detailed work.

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-Since seven or eight years,

-I've had to use my new eyes!

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-I'm very careful not to answer

-the door while I'm wearing them!

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-In case you scare someone!

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-In case you scare someone!

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-Unless it's Halloween.

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-Here, now, I feel as if Alun

-has let me come into his world.

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-There are books everywhere.

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-I suspect that he does a lot

-of his reading and research in here.

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-There are small soldiers everywhere.

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-This is just a small part

-of his collection.

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-Soldiers from

-the American War of Independence.

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-There are French soldiers

-from Napoleon's army.

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-Zulus up there.

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-One thing that strikes me

-is the labour of love.

0:19:140:19:19

-The work that's gone into

-painting and assembling them.

0:19:190:19:23

-The detail is incredible.

0:19:240:19:25

-Painting them was such hard work.

0:19:270:19:30

-They really are worth seeing.

0:19:300:19:32

-This is where you come to escape.

0:19:530:19:55

-Indeed, especially in summer,

-when it's warmer.

0:19:560:19:59

-Good grief.

0:19:590:20:01

-This is your recreation

-of Gettysburg.

0:20:010:20:05

-Yes, the end

-of three days of fighting.

0:20:050:20:09

-That was the height of the war.

0:20:090:20:13

-From this point on...

0:20:130:20:15

-..for the next two years...

0:20:150:20:18

-..the South didn't have

-much hope of victory.

0:20:180:20:21

-What was behind the war?

-Why were they fighting?

0:20:220:20:25

-Generally, the southern states...

0:20:260:20:29

-..the states of the Deep South...

0:20:290:20:32

-..wanted to retain slavery

-down in the south.

0:20:330:20:38

-Abraham Lincoln, the US President...

0:20:410:20:44

-..told them

-that they couldn't secede.

0:20:440:20:47

-They did so nonetheless, and named

-Jefferson Davis as president.

0:20:470:20:52

-Both presidents at that time

-were of Welsh descent.

0:20:520:20:57

-By the time this particular battle

-had started...

0:21:000:21:04

-..it was without a doubt

-the biggest battle of the war.

0:21:040:21:08

-It was a three-day battle,

-this depicting the third day.

0:21:090:21:13

-The South, the Confederates...

0:21:130:21:15

-..attacked from about a mile away

-across these bare fields.

0:21:160:21:20

-They hadn't much hope,

-but they carried on...

0:21:210:21:24

-..until they got to this wall

-that we see there.

0:21:240:21:28

-That's the point that the attack

-was aiming for from the outset.

0:21:280:21:32

-Have you been to Gettysburg,

-where all this took place?

0:21:320:21:37

-Yes, luckily, in the early 1990s.

0:21:370:21:40

-We went on a trip...

0:21:400:21:41

-..with the Brythoniaid choir

-from Blaenau Ffestiniog.

0:21:410:21:46

-We spent the day at Gettysburg...

0:21:460:21:49

-..and sang in a chapel there

-in the evening.

0:21:490:21:52

-We ended the performance

-with Battle Hymn Of The Republic.

0:21:520:21:56

-That must have been an experience...

0:21:560:21:59

-..given all your research

-into the story.

0:21:590:22:03

-It was a strange feeling.

0:22:030:22:05

-I almost felt as if I'd been there

-before, especially standing there.

0:22:050:22:10

-As if you knew the place?

0:22:100:22:11

-As if you knew the place?

-

-Yes.

0:22:110:22:12

-Of the hundreds of figures here,

-does one character stand out?

0:22:340:22:39

-There are individual stories

-going on here.

0:22:390:22:42

-There are actual characters

-that took part here.

0:22:430:22:46

-That man there, in particular.

0:22:470:22:49

-That man there, in particular.

-

-Who is he?

0:22:490:22:50

-A man called Armistead,

-a Confederate general.

0:22:500:22:54

-He realized, as they crossed

-the wall and the fence...

0:22:540:22:58

-..so that the men behind him...

0:22:580:23:00

-..could see where he was

-and that he was still advancing...

0:23:010:23:05

-..he removed his hat

-and put it onto his sword...

0:23:050:23:08

-..and waved it for his men to see.

0:23:090:23:11

-But a few seconds later,

-he was down, he'd been shot.

0:23:120:23:17

-So, he didn't get very far.

0:23:170:23:19

-What pleasure to you get

-from recreating these scenes...

0:23:240:23:30

-..and painting these soldiers?

0:23:310:23:33

-Using my imagination,

-more than anything.

0:23:330:23:36

-A sense of history.

0:23:360:23:38

-That encapsulates me.

0:23:380:23:40

-This is your world.

0:23:400:23:42

-This is your world.

-

-Yes, it is.

0:23:420:23:43

-.

0:23:500:23:50

-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:23:580:24:00

-My name is Rosie Gleeson

-and I come from Cardiff.

0:24:040:24:07

-I've been learning Welsh

-for over three years.

0:24:080:24:11

-I'm 28 years old and I live with

-my partner, Lucy, and Tai, our dog.

0:24:110:24:17

-Lucy and I are engaged and

-we're getting married in October.

0:24:170:24:21

-We may start a family one day.

0:24:220:24:24

-The dream

-is to speak Welsh in our home.

0:24:250:24:28

-For the next two days...

0:24:290:24:31

-..I'll have a taste

-of a Welsh-speaking home life.

0:24:310:24:35

-I'll live

-through the medium of Welsh...

0:24:350:24:38

-..as I move in with the Metcalfes

-in Llanrhychwyn in the Conwy Valley.

0:24:380:24:44

-For help to follow the programme,

-use the website and the app...

0:24:450:24:51

-..and don't forget the subtitles.

0:24:510:24:54

-Two years ago...

0:24:560:25:00

-..I met Hywel, my Welsh tutor.

0:25:000:25:03

-I learn

-through conversations with Hywel.

0:25:030:25:07

-Hywel thinks it's important...

0:25:090:25:12

-..to learn to use Welsh

-in the everyday world.

0:25:120:25:16

-In everyday life.

0:25:160:25:18

-I want to learn real Welsh.

0:25:200:25:22

-This is Tai, the dog.

0:25:230:25:25

-Tai is a Welsh dog.

0:25:250:25:28

-I love Tai and Tai loves me.

0:25:300:25:32

-He feels sad today

-because he's seen my suitcase.

0:25:330:25:37

-Tai is thinking,

-"Oh! Rosie's going away!"

0:25:380:25:42

-I hope to have

-an interesting experience.

0:25:450:25:49

-I hear there are six children

-on the farm, so I'm a bit nervous.

0:25:510:25:56

-It will be hard

-to remember all those names...

0:25:580:26:02

-..but I look forward to lots of fun,

-lots of noise, lots of chat...

0:26:030:26:08

-..and lots of people.

0:26:080:26:09

-We're the Metcalfe family...

0:26:160:26:18

-..from Tan Yr Eglwys,

-Llanrhychwyn, near Llanrwst.

0:26:190:26:23

-Llanrhychwyn is a small hamlet

-just outside Trefriw.

0:26:230:26:27

-Most people here

-work in agriculture.

0:26:280:26:31

-Others work on the coast

-or in Llanrwst.

0:26:310:26:35

-We're farmers, but fencing

-is our bread and butter.

0:26:350:26:40

-It's mainly agricultural fencing.

0:26:410:26:43

-During the next two days,

-we'll perform our daily duties...

0:26:440:26:48

-..of checking

-and feeding the cattle.

0:26:480:26:51

-We also have a few sheep

-which are in need of shearing.

0:26:510:26:56

-We speak very little English

-from day to day.

0:26:570:27:00

-Llanrwst and Trefriw

-are totally bilingual villages...

0:27:000:27:04

-..and you can

-go about your business in Welsh.

0:27:040:27:08

-We're very lucky.

0:27:080:27:09

-Hi. Are you alright?

0:27:130:27:15

-Yes, thank you. Nice to meet you.

0:27:150:27:17

-Yes, thank you. Nice to meet you.

-

-You too.

0:27:170:27:18

-Welcome to Llanrhychwyn.

-I'm Gwyneth and that's Elgan.

0:27:190:27:23

-The others

-will introduce themselves to you.

0:27:230:27:27

-I'm Penri, the eldest. I'm 14.

0:27:270:27:29

-I'm Siencyn and I'm 13.

0:27:290:27:31

-I'm Nel and I'm 11.

0:27:310:27:32

-I'm Branwen and I'm nine.

0:27:340:27:35

-I'm Branwen and I'm nine.

-

-I'm Leusa and I'm seven.

0:27:350:27:36

-What's your name?

0:27:370:27:38

-What's your name?

-

-Moi.

0:27:380:27:40

-How old are you?

0:27:400:27:41

-How old are you?

-

-Two and a half.

0:27:410:27:43

-Have you been here before?

0:27:440:27:46

-No, it's my first time

-in Llanrhychwyn, but I like it.

0:27:470:27:50

-It's a special place.

0:27:510:27:52

-It's very different from Cardiff.

0:27:530:27:56

-Yes. I live

-in the middle of the city.

0:27:570:27:59

-There are lots of houses,

-cars and people there.

0:28:000:28:03

-It's really quiet here.

0:28:040:28:05

-I like it. I like it.

0:28:060:28:08

-I like it. I like it.

-

-Very good.

0:28:080:28:09

-Have you been to North Wales before?

0:28:090:28:12

-Have you been to North Wales before?

-

-I went up Snowdon with my father.

0:28:120:28:14

-That was when I was ten years old.

0:28:140:28:17

-I enjoy walking with my father.

0:28:180:28:20

-You can go up the hill with Elgan

-to see the cattle...

0:28:200:28:26

-..and to feed them.

0:28:260:28:27

-This is mountain pasture

-and those are Welsh Black cattle.

0:28:370:28:42

-We keep Welsh Blacks because they're

-good at grazing on rough ground.

0:28:440:28:49

-What's the Welsh word for calves?

0:28:500:28:52

-What's the Welsh word for calves?

-

-Lloeau.

0:28:520:28:53

-What about one calf?

0:28:540:28:56

-What about one calf?

-

-Llo.

0:28:560:28:58

-One calf.

0:28:580:28:59

-Another calf.

0:29:000:29:01

-A little calf over there.

0:29:010:29:03

-Pass the feed, Pens.

0:29:040:29:06

-That's good, boy.

0:29:070:29:08

-What sort of food is this?

0:29:090:29:11

-It's a blend of barley and wheat.

0:29:150:29:20

-There's treacle in there too.

0:29:210:29:23

-It's a mixture of those things.

0:29:240:29:26

-It's a mixture of those things.

-

-Great! That's very interesting.

0:29:260:29:28

-Would you like to try it?

0:29:290:29:30

-Would you like to try it?

-

-No, thank you.

0:29:300:29:31

-It's nice. Try it.

0:29:310:29:33

-Branwen has given

-the red calf a name.

0:29:410:29:44

-Yes - Brenig.

0:29:450:29:47

-Yes - Brenig.

-

-Hello, Brenig.

0:29:470:29:48

-Brenig is so cute!

0:29:490:29:50

-Rosie, why don't you give them

-the rest of the feed?

0:29:510:29:55

-Yes - put it in a pile

-on the ground.

0:29:550:29:58

-They don't usually eat

-women from Cardiff!

0:29:590:30:02

-A bit too much?

0:30:050:30:06

-No, it's fine.

0:30:070:30:08

-It's cloudy but it's warm

-and you can still see a lot.

0:30:090:30:13

-Over here, you can see

-part of the Conwy Valley.

0:30:150:30:18

-You can't quite see

-the valley floor.

0:30:180:30:21

-Where's Snowdon?

0:30:220:30:24

-That's Lliwedd and that pass

-is called Bwlch y Saethau.

0:30:250:30:29

-The summit of Snowdon

-is hidden by clouds.

0:30:290:30:32

-Snowdon is there,

-directly in front of you.

0:30:330:30:36

-I enjoyed that experience.

0:30:380:30:40

-It was wonderful.

0:30:410:30:43

-I'm really lucky to have a chance...

0:30:430:30:46

-..to come here and experience this.

0:30:470:30:50

-It's brilliant.

0:30:510:30:52

-I felt a little bit scared

-of the animals at first.

0:30:550:30:59

-That changed when I started to meet

-some of the animals.

0:30:590:31:04

-Once I got used to them...

0:31:040:31:06

-..I'm more confident

-to be around the animals.

0:31:100:31:14

-First, we shear the sheep's stomach.

0:31:170:31:19

-That's the wool from its stomach.

0:31:230:31:26

-There's a technique to it.

0:31:330:31:35

-How many sheep

-can you shear in a day?

0:31:420:31:47

-I used to go out shearing

-every day in the summer.

0:31:470:31:51

-In those days, with my hand in...

0:31:510:31:54

-..I'd shear up to 300 in a day.

0:31:550:31:57

-..I'd shear up to 300 in a day.

-

-Wow! That's a lot of sheep.

0:31:570:31:59

-She didn't say that she

-didn't understand me, which is good.

0:32:060:32:09

-She was good

-and she was talkative, fair play.

0:32:100:32:14

-When we fold the fleece,

-we pull the sides in.

0:32:140:32:18

-Fold it into a long line.

0:32:180:32:21

-When you ask her something, it takes

-her longer than a native speaker...

0:32:220:32:27

-..to give you an answer.

0:32:280:32:30

-Then, we find a hole

-or make a hole in the fleece.

0:32:300:32:35

-We then put it

-in the bag, over here.

0:32:350:32:41

-Are you happy to have a go

-at folding the next one?

0:32:450:32:49

-Yes, I'm happy

-to have a go at the next one.

0:32:490:32:52

-Very good.

0:32:530:32:55

-Pull it into one long line.

0:32:560:32:58

-Pull it into one long line.

-

-I'll bring the sides in for you.

0:32:580:33:00

-Before I came here, I was worried

-about my clothes and my hair.

0:33:030:33:07

-I was worried

-about speaking Welsh too.

0:33:100:33:13

-I was worried about everything

-but I'm happy to be dirty.

0:33:130:33:17

-I feel inspired.

0:33:190:33:21

-OK?

0:33:220:33:23

-OK?

-

-Very good.

0:33:230:33:25

-Thanks for your help.

0:33:250:33:27

-Thanks for your help.

-

-Let's put it in the sack.

0:33:270:33:28

-Do you like playing rugby?

0:33:400:33:42

-Do you like playing rugby?

-

-Yes.

0:33:420:33:44

-Do you play rugby at school?

0:33:440:33:46

-Do you play rugby at school?

-

-Yes.

0:33:460:33:47

-But we play for a club

-more than school.

0:33:480:33:51

-We don't play much rugby at school.

0:33:520:33:54

-We only play

-if there's a competition coming up.

0:33:550:33:58

-What club?

0:33:580:34:00

-What club?

-

-We play for Nant Conwy.

0:34:000:34:02

-Brilliant.

0:34:030:34:04

-It's just down the road.

-Not far from here.

0:34:050:34:08

-Did you play rugby

-when you were younger?

0:34:090:34:12

-Sadly, when I went to school...

0:34:120:34:15

-..girls weren't allowed

-to play rugby...

0:34:160:34:20

-..only netball and hockey.

0:34:200:34:23

-I don't like hockey or netball.

0:34:240:34:26

-Do you enjoy watching rugby?

0:34:260:34:28

-Do you enjoy watching rugby?

-

-Yes. I love it.

0:34:280:34:29

-I'm tackling you!

0:34:330:34:34

-Oh, no! You tackled me.

0:34:350:34:37

-Do you want to hear a story

-called Smot On The Farm?

0:34:400:34:44

-Great.

0:34:460:34:47

-I have some small animals

-to show to you, Smot.

0:34:490:34:53

-Can we go and look for them, Dad?

0:34:540:34:57

-Moi would sit next to her,

-listening to stories all day long.

0:34:580:35:03

-Smot, what's keeping you so long?

0:35:030:35:06

-Baa! Baa!

0:35:070:35:09

-I can't see any lambs.

0:35:100:35:13

-It was a wonderful experience.

0:35:140:35:17

-I went up to the mountain...

0:35:180:35:21

-..and I saw all the animals.

0:35:220:35:24

-I learnt about life on the farm.

0:35:240:35:28

-I had lots of fun.

0:35:300:35:31

-I feel really lucky and I can't wait

-to go back tomorrow.

0:35:330:35:37

-I'm just happy.

0:35:370:35:40

-The end.

0:35:400:35:42

-The end.

-

-I want it again.

0:35:420:35:43

-Rosie will cook the kids' breakfast

-tomorrow and we'll have a lie-in.

0:35:440:35:49

-What's a lie-in?

0:35:490:35:51

-Yes - that sounds great.

0:35:530:35:55

-Yes - that sounds great.

-

-Champion.

0:35:550:35:56

-.

0:35:570:35:57

-Subtitles

0:36:030:36:03

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:36:030:36:05

-Say thank you, Moi.

0:36:180:36:20

-Do you want some milk?

0:36:200:36:22

-Yes? Do you want some milk?

0:36:220:36:24

-Do you want some milk?

0:36:240:36:26

-Yes, please.

0:36:260:36:28

-Say thank you, Moi.

0:36:310:36:33

-Do you want anything else?

0:36:330:36:35

-Toast?

0:36:350:36:37

-Yes. Can I have toast, please?

0:36:370:36:39

-Good morning.

0:36:400:36:41

-Good morning.

-

-Good morning.

0:36:410:36:43

-How are you?

0:36:430:36:44

-How are you?

-

-Fine, thanks. Did you sleep well?

0:36:440:36:47

-Yes, we had a great sleep.

0:36:470:36:49

-Have the children eaten?

0:36:490:36:51

-Have the children eaten?

-

-Yes, they've eaten.

0:36:510:36:52

-They had cereal and toast.

0:36:530:36:54

-They had cereal and toast.

-

-Very good.

0:36:540:36:56

-They're ready for the day.

0:36:570:36:58

-I think you must be a supermum

-to do this every morning.

0:36:590:37:02

-Come with Rosie and me, Moi.

0:37:040:37:06

-Where do you come from originally?

0:37:110:37:13

-Where do you come from originally?

-

-From the Lleyn Peninsula.

0:37:130:37:15

-It's very different

-from this mountainous area.

0:37:160:37:19

-The Lleyn Peninsula is all coastline

-and I do miss the sea.

0:37:200:37:24

-There are plenty

-of mountains and trees around here.

0:37:240:37:28

-Do you go back

-to the Lleyn Peninsula often?

0:37:280:37:31

-Yes, my mother

-and three brothers live there.

0:37:320:37:35

-My brothers have children...

0:37:350:37:37

-..and my children

-love to visit their cousins.

0:37:380:37:41

-This is the oldest

-surviving church in Wales.

0:37:490:37:52

-It's thought there was a Celtic

-church on this site originally.

0:37:530:37:57

-A timber building.

0:37:580:37:59

-It says here...

0:38:000:38:01

-..as you enter the building,

-you'll sense a special atmosphere.

0:38:020:38:06

-It's very calming,

-as you'll find out.

0:38:060:38:09

-The stained glass window

-is also special.

0:38:100:38:14

-It's one of the oldest ones

-in Britain.

0:38:140:38:18

-It contains a touch of yellow.

0:38:190:38:22

-What's the story of the church?

0:38:220:38:27

-Llywelyn had a hunt in Trefriw.

0:38:270:38:31

-Siwan, his wife,

-walk up here to worship.

0:38:310:38:34

-Which Llywelyn was this?

0:38:350:38:38

-Which Llywelyn was this?

-

-Llywelyn the Great.

0:38:380:38:39

-And who was Siwan?

0:38:390:38:41

-Llywelyn's wife.

0:38:410:38:43

-Siwan had to walk up here

-to the church to worship.

0:38:430:38:47

-When she was pregnant, it was

-difficult for her to walk here...

0:38:470:38:52

-..so Llywelyn built a church

-for her down in Trefriw.

0:38:520:38:57

-Siwan and Llywelyn

-had a church here and in Trefriw?

0:38:570:39:01

-Wow!

0:39:010:39:02

-Do people still come here

-to attend services?

0:39:030:39:08

-Yes, but there isn't a service

-every Sunday.

0:39:090:39:12

-There's a service here

-around three times a year...

0:39:120:39:16

-..plus some christenings.

0:39:160:39:18

-Sometimes, they hold services

-for animals here.

0:39:420:39:46

-Services for animals, in the church?

0:39:460:39:48

-Services for animals, in the church?

-

-Yes.

0:39:480:39:49

-Wow! What sort of animals?

0:39:500:39:52

-A donkey,

-some dogs and lots of horses.

0:39:530:39:58

-I think that's a really good idea.

0:39:590:40:02

-And cats too.

0:40:030:40:04

-But it isn't very nice

-if they do a poo!

0:40:050:40:08

-I agree.

0:40:090:40:11

-One, two, three, whee!

0:40:130:40:17

-Are you alright?

0:40:180:40:20

-Peel the potatoes, Rosie,

-and put the peelings in here.

0:40:230:40:27

-Do you cook a roast every Sunday?

0:40:290:40:31

-Do you cook a roast every Sunday?

-

-No.

0:40:310:40:33

-The children play rugby

-on Sunday mornings, so it's tricky.

0:40:330:40:37

-I try to cook a Sunday roast every

-week when the season's finished.

0:40:370:40:42

-It's one of the few meals

-everyone likes.

0:40:420:40:45

-Some of them are fussy, so it's good

-to have something we'll all eat.

0:40:450:40:50

-Do you cook Sunday lunch?

0:40:510:40:53

-I like Sunday lunch.

0:40:540:40:56

-I sometimes cook it during the week.

0:40:570:41:01

-It's easier for me

-to cook a roast during the week.

0:41:010:41:04

-I'm really busy on Sundays.

0:41:050:41:06

-I have to see my family on Sundays.

0:41:070:41:09

-Do you go walking on Sundays?

0:41:090:41:12

-Yes, I go walking with my father

-and I go on long walks with my dog.

0:41:130:41:18

-I'm sure you eat out a lot.

0:41:190:41:21

-Yes, I eat out a lot.

0:41:220:41:23

-I'm lucky

-because I live in Canton...

0:41:240:41:27

-..and there are

-lots of restaurants there.

0:41:280:41:31

-I like going to places

-that serve authentic food.

0:41:310:41:36

-Food from different countries?

-I see.

0:41:360:41:39

-Is it difficult

-to do your shopping here?

0:41:390:41:42

-No. We're lucky

-in Llanrwst and Trefriw.

0:41:430:41:46

-We have butchers and grocers.

0:41:470:41:49

-There's one supermarket in Llanrwst.

0:41:510:41:53

-There's more choice down the coast

-in Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.

0:41:540:41:58

-Mam! You put that there.

0:41:590:42:00

-No, I don't want that...

0:42:010:42:03

-Oh, right.

0:42:030:42:04

-Hello! How are you?

0:42:160:42:18

-Welcome to Nain's house.

0:42:180:42:20

-Thank you very much.

0:42:200:42:21

-Leusa has come with you.

0:42:220:42:23

-Very good. Take a seat.

0:42:230:42:25

-Thank you.

0:42:250:42:27

-It's hot.

0:42:270:42:28

-Your garden is really lovely.

0:42:290:42:31

-Do you think so? It's hard work.

0:42:310:42:33

-Yes - it must be a lot of work.

0:42:330:42:35

-Yes - it must be a lot of work.

-

-I do my best.

0:42:350:42:37

-Take a seat and have a drink.

0:42:370:42:39

-It's really hot today.

0:42:390:42:41

-Yes, but it's sunny

-and I think I'm really lucky.

0:42:410:42:45

-Have you enjoyed yourself?

0:42:450:42:47

-Yes, I really enjoyed myself

-and I've had lots of fun.

0:42:470:42:51

-You speak Welsh really well.

0:42:510:42:53

-You speak Welsh really well.

-

-Thank you. I try.

0:42:530:42:54

-Did you see the gwartheg - cattle?

0:42:550:42:57

-Buchod - cows?

0:42:580:42:59

-Oh! Yes.

0:42:590:43:01

-I saw the cattle, or cows,

-below the mountain.

0:43:010:43:06

-Yes, that's right.

0:43:070:43:08

-We call that the ffridd,

-the mountain pasture.

0:43:080:43:12

-Do you enjoy

-living so close to the family?

0:43:130:43:16

-Yes, very much so.

0:43:170:43:19

-They're great company.

0:43:190:43:20

-Nain, can I have a drink of water?

0:43:210:43:24

-If you want a drink of water,

-go and ask Nel or Branwen.

0:43:240:43:30

-Do you want a drink of water?

0:43:300:43:32

-Do you want a drink of water?

-

-Yes.

0:43:320:43:33

-He talks non-stop.

0:43:340:43:35

-He's great company.

0:43:350:43:37

-Would you like to live on a farm?

0:43:380:43:41

-Would you like to live on a farm?

-

-Yes, I think so.

0:43:410:43:43

-I want to move to the countryside.

0:43:460:43:50

-Before this week...

0:43:510:43:53

-..I didn't know

-whether or not I'd like it.

0:43:540:43:58

-But now that I've been here,

-I know I do like the countryside.

0:43:590:44:04

-I like the animals...

0:44:040:44:05

-..and I'm a little bit jealous

-of the people who live here.

0:44:060:44:10

-It's a lovely place.

0:44:110:44:13

-You'll have to move to North Wales.

0:44:140:44:17

-You'll have to move to North Wales.

-

-I do want to move to North Wales.

0:44:170:44:19

-The thing is,

-my family lives in the south.

0:44:190:44:22

-I think I could move to Brecon...

0:44:220:44:25

-..or to the Rhondda Valley, which is

-near Cardiff but in the countryside.

0:44:300:44:35

-I had a lot of fun.

0:44:420:44:44

-My time here was really special.

0:44:440:44:48

-Do you want some more gravy?

0:44:480:44:51

-I'll fetch some more now.

0:44:530:44:55

-It's great

-to meet someone from Cardiff.

0:44:560:44:59

-The children speak Welsh to her

-without giving it a second thought.

0:44:590:45:04

-It was great to have Rosie with us

-for two days.

0:45:050:45:09

-I really enjoyed shearing with her

-and having breakfast with her.

0:45:130:45:18

-It would be fun

-to visit Rosie in Cardiff.

0:45:190:45:22

-It's one thing to sit in a classroom

-and speak Welsh.

0:45:230:45:27

-Unfortunately, she must choose

-which shops to visit carefully...

0:45:270:45:32

-..if she wants to speak Welsh.

0:45:320:45:34

-Life in Cardiff

-is very different from country life.

0:45:360:45:41

-I'm a bit jealous.

0:45:430:45:45

-I think living in the countryside...

0:45:460:45:51

-..is healthy and lots of fun.

0:45:510:45:54

-It was interesting

-to be with someone...

0:45:550:45:58

-..who doesn't quite

-speak Welsh like us.

0:45:580:46:01

-It's great that people who come from

-the biggest cities in our country...

0:46:010:46:06

-..try to speak Welsh

-and try to learn it.

0:46:070:46:09

-It was fun. I enjoyed it.

0:46:100:46:12

-She's really kind

-and she's really nice.

0:46:120:46:16

-It would be great

-to see Rosie come back...

0:46:170:46:19

-..to see how much she remembers

-of what we taught her.

0:46:200:46:23

-One, two, three, whee!

0:46:240:46:28

-She'd become totally fluent

-in no time...

0:46:280:46:31

-..if she lived

-in a Welsh-speaking area.

0:46:310:46:35

-After this experience,

-I think I want a big family.

0:46:390:46:43

-A big family

-has a chance to have lots of fun.

0:46:460:46:51

-A big family can learn

-lots of new things together.

0:46:510:46:55

-The Metcalfe children

-were at ease and very nice.

0:46:550:46:59

-If I can have children

-like the Metcalfes...

0:47:000:47:05

-..I want a big family.

0:47:050:47:08

-But I also think

-that Gwyneth is a supermum.

0:47:080:47:11

-She does everything.

0:47:130:47:15

-I have to thank you very much...

0:47:180:47:20

-..for giving me

-such a wonderful experience.

0:47:200:47:23

-Cheers. Thank you very much.

0:47:240:47:26

-Cheers, Rosie.

0:47:270:47:29

-Thank you too, Rosie.

0:47:300:47:31

-What's important

-for Rosie to do now, girls?

0:47:330:47:35

-To keep speaking Welsh.

0:47:360:47:38

-I'll definitely keep speaking Welsh.

0:47:400:47:42

-I'll practise a lot

-when I get back to Cardiff.

0:47:430:47:46

-Come back and see us soon.

0:47:460:47:48

-Yes - come up here again.

0:47:480:47:50

-If you're ever in North Wales,

-remember to pop in and see us.

0:47:500:47:54

-Yes - I'd like to

-stay in touch with you.

0:47:540:47:57

-Yes. That would be great.

0:47:570:47:59

-Brilliant.

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