The Gwilym Davies Collection
North Wales from the SKY

The Finest Aerial Photographic Archive of North Wales
Over 32,000 stunning images


Gwilym Davies "King of the Sky" spent 25 years along with buddy pilot Arfon Evans - snapping away at the ever-changing landscape below. He created what is probably acknowledged as the finest aerial photographic collection of North Wales in existence today - a truly stunning time capsule. Gwilym's wish - that they be published and shared by all. Producer Stef Bate and team spent several years compiling the data bases and publishing his work.


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"North Wales from the Sky"
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  DVD Classics

The Mabinogion

After 1000 years and books galore, the first DVD of The Mabinogion. Famous Welsh stories from the Celtic bards.

£10.99   Buy Now

North Wales from the Sky

Stunning DVD with aerial photos and motion video landscapes. Best selling flight over Wales.
£10.99   Buy Now

Snowdonia

Historical trip around Snowdonia on DVD. Mountains, valleys, lakes and waterfalls.
£10.99
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Legends of Wales

7 folktales on DVD from South Wales & the West, including Twm Sion Cati and St David of Wales.
£10.99   Buy Now

Tales of Wales

6 Classic tales on DVD from North Wales. Gelert the Dog, King Arthur, Prince Madoc Discovers America, and more.
£10.99   Buy Now
Book

Shades from the Sky
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An absorbing book
of 180 stunning colour aerial photographs of North Wales from the renowned Gwilym Davies Collection, enriched with a poetic blend of historical text.  A "must have" for anyone's bookshelf
.

Special offer
£5.99
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Kid's Tales
The StoryTeller
Meet Cybi the Monk

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New CD Release

Romany: The Lost Half Hour

Romany of the BBC was the UK's first wildlife broadcaster.  His weekly radio series 'Out with Romany' was broadcast on BBC Children's Hour from 1932-43.  This rare recording was originally transmitted in October 1943, six weeks before Romany's death.  It has remained in archives for over 60 years and has now been released to the general public for the very first time.
Who was Romany?
       Buy Now  £10.99
         RARE 1943 BBC RADIO RECORDING

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C4 - Richard & Judy        BBC1 - Inside Out          BBC2 - Landmark Documentary   

ScreenCraft       Culture Online       SgrinCrafft

Eldra
NEW DVD RELEASE - Award-winning BAFTA Cymru Romani film

Set in the mountains of Snowdonia in the 1930s, an S4C drama based on the childhood of Eldra Roberts, a descendant of the Abram Wood/Roberts Welsh Gypsy tribe.
                                                                          
Tensions rise when miner’s son Robat becomes fascinated by Eldra, a bare-foot Gypsy girl who keeps company with a fox cub.  Meanwhile, Eldra’s grandparents roll into town in their Gypsy caravan, reminding the family of their Romany ways.  So will their friendship survive or is it doomed to fall with the autumn leaves?

Ffilm a enillodd brif wobr BAFTA Cymru.
  Enillodd y ddrama hon sawl gwobr ag mae wedi ei seilio ar blentyndod Eldra Roberts - oedd yn hanu o dylwyth y Sipsiwn enwog Abram Wood/Roberts.

* Watch video clips!
* Meet the real Eldra - see how the film was made.   Buy DVD £11.99

DVD Release

Eldra

Available for the first time on DVD: S4C's BAFTA award-winning drama based on the childhood
of Gypsy Eldra Roberts.
 
Available in Welsh or with English subtitles.  Stori wir am Sipsi fach Gymreig.
£11.99  Buy Now

Uk No1 Gypsy caravans website   UK's No1 Gypsy Caravan
  Website

You are about to leave ValleyStream's websiteGypsyWaggons.co.uk
World's largest website devoted to Romani waggons - stunning unique photo library for all Gypsy waggon owners and enthusiasts.

All about Romany caravans - over 350 vardos online, plus history, features, design and vardo folkart, restorers and dealers, wheelwrights,
waggons for sale, and much more ... See the Rolling Stones' waggon!

A ValleyStream website development

ScreenCraft  Cultural Cinema Presentation  SgrinCrafft

Now online - see our webcast channel

Many Thanks - Diolch yn Fawr
Following successful shows over several years, in 2012 ValleyStream once again presented our touring audio-visual exhibition ScreenCraft, featuring a range of Welsh cultural film productions and "Shades from the Sky Exhibition". 
We would like to thank everyone for their kind support and positive comments!

   Special Feature

Read about the Real "Eldra"
& the making of the film


Meet the Real
"Eldra Roberts" - the Welsh Gypsy Girl who danced barefoot in the snow and married a professor. Read about how  the film was made and learn about the Celt and Romani culture.

Traditional Folktales on DVD

The Mabinogion - A fascinating DVD

For the first time on DVD, see the Welsh legends which inspired Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.  The Mabinogion is the most famous collection of Welsh tales, dating back to the dawn of the Celts.  The stories were first written down in the 10th century – now ValleyStream has produced them on DVD.  For children and the young at heart!
Buy Now  £10.99     More about the Mabinogion                                                                                                Watch video clips

The Alexander Film Archive
Unique Film Discovery - BBC & C4 Documentaries


Croeso - Welcome to
Miss Alexander and her incredible historical film archive
- an 80 year old cinefilm diary of Wales, the Wirral, Germany and New Zealand.

In 1996 producer Stef Bate of ValleyStream discovered a rare archive of 13,000ft of 16mm cinefilm.  Behind the footage lay the story of an extraordinary woman and her Kodak clockwork camera.  She was Marjorie Alexander, who never stopped filming from the 1930s to 1960s.  Well worth a click - read the whole story!

Clik to watch online C4 & BBC TV documentaries
           

Visit a Romani Caravan Collection

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Read about their history and restoration.

HorsePower


Watch online!

A Nostalgic Film Documentary

The working horse once shouldered the burden of man's survival from before records began, Sadly, the majestic power of these magnificent creatures was overtaken in man's quest for more modern methods, and so, after the First World War, the decline of the working horse began.

A brief history of the working horse during the twentieth century.
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£
10.99

Children's
Bible Stories
Beautiful Snowdonia & North Wales


Watch online !

A superb historical journey through time in one of the most magical and beautiful countries in the world. Discover our misty mountains, sunlit waterfalls, ruined castles, folklore and industrial past.

We invite you to explore this fascinating land - Cymru - in our b
est selling production of North Wales.

Buy DVD £10.99

DVD Classic - Special Limited Edition

     The Whitbread                  Round the World Yacht Race
20 Year History - The 5 Classic Yacht Races
                      
1973 - 93
The Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race (now Volvo Ocean Race) is the ultimate ocean challenge and attracts the cream of yachtsmen and women.  The first race took place in 1973-74 and was a trying adventure for all concerned: only 14 competitors completed the race, and 3 yachtsmen lost their lives.  Further events were held, each one improving in technology and popularity.  This stunning DVD contains original film coverage of the first 5 Whitbread races.

Exciting, frightening and cruel at times -
simply the longest, toughest ocean yacht race
.

Buy Now  £10.99                                                Watch video clips

Latest DVD Release

Juliette of the Herbs
An award-winning film, exploring the life and work of traveller and herbalist Juliette de Bairacli Levy.
This beautiful DVD was filmed on location with Juliette in England, Europe and America. For over 70 years she lived with Romanies, nomads and peasants, learning the healing arts of plants and natural remedies. She was also the pioneer of holistic animal care and a breeder of afghan hounds. In the 1930s Juliette wrote the first ever book on herbal medicine and natural treatments for vets. She went on to write many books on her life with Gypsies and the use of herbs.

Features archive photographs of New Forest and English Gypsies.
A must have DVD to embellish the shelf of any serious collector
interested in herbal and Gypsy culture!


Watch video clips                                                   Read more about Juliette
Buy Now
  £11.99