TWO 1930s films set in Pembrokeshire can now be viewed online in a new collection of historic movies.

An Oscar-winning short which was shot on Grassholm and an evocative home movie of a family holiday in Tenby are amongst 600 Coast and Sea movies which have just been released online by the British Film Institute (BFI).

The Private Life of the Gannets, was filmed in 1934 by Julian Huxley, and won its award for the best short film of 1937.

It focusses on the life and habits of a nesting colony of the birds on the Pembrokeshire island.

The charming vacation film, entitled Our Holidays 1932 - Tenby, was discovered in a junk shop and passed on to The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales.

It takes the viewer on a delightful trip to days long gone - a traditional seaside holiday with ball games, leisurely sunbathing and general lounging about, with participants sporting some fetching bathing costumes.

Said the BFI's National Film Archive head curator, Robin Baker: "Comprising over a century of film-making, Britain on Film has highlighted some of the lesser-known films from our collections, , some of which not even curators had seen before, and provided them with audiences that are often bigger than on their first release."

Added Iola Baines of Wales' National Screen and Sound Archive: "We often long for the days long gone, especially those spent at the seaside.

"Through Britain on Film, we are offered a nostalgic glimpse of what life was like, maybe even the chance to see familiar faces and places.

"I'm really excited about the release of 50 Coast and Sea titles from Wales - family holidays, post-war travelogues, footage of fishermen plying their trade, locals exploring shipwrecks,. There really is something to delight everyone."

The films can be accessed for free through BFI Player via an interactive map. Go to

A selection of Coast and Sea films will be screened at the National Eisteddfod in Anglesey in August.