Watch classic footage from the ITV Wales archive

Our archive has been digitised by experts at the National Library of Wales, as part of a major project to preserve it for the nation for decades to come.

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Have you ever seen an elephant getting off a train?

It was a bit of surprise for these commuters back in the 60s when they spotted these elephants getting off a train at Cardiff.

These days circuses aren't as popular as they were when this footage was shot, but back in the 60s, companies like this arriving were the talk of the town.

Is this the strangest version of the Doctor Who theme you've ever heard?

We've been digging through the ITV Wales archive for our archive show Reels on Wheels. This is one of the oddest clips yet...

In the clip, Carl Edwards and guest Mike Doyle watch footage of a promotional campaign for Cardiff Airport in the late 70s - with dancers performing to a disco version of the Doctor Who theme.


Pontypridd like you've never seen it - if you're under 50

It's sunny, there's not a cloud in the sky, it's packed down the market and all the men are wearing their best suits - it's Pontypridd in 1963.

The five and a half minute film captures life in Pontypridd in 1963

This beautifully captured film from the ITV/HTV/TWW archive portrays day to day life in 60s Pontypridd.

People are shopping at the market, eating fish and chips and toe-tapping to rock & roll outside the record shop. A nostalgic look back to the way things were.

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