Film locations

St Brynach's churchyard at Cwm yr Eglwys

St Brynach’s Church and graveyard at Cwm yr Eglwys, Dinas Cross

The Pembrokeshire coastline is so dramatic, wild, picturesque and undeveloped that it has inevitably featured in a number of films.

Richard Burton’s Under Milk Wood was made in Fishguard Lower Town, and more recently Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood was filmed on Freshwater West beach, as was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (parts 1 and 2). Snow White and the Huntsman was made on Marloes Sands in 2012

We know that our local beach, Cwm yr Eglwys, has also featured in a film because we saw it being made about fifteen years ago. I remember a scene in which a number of black-cloaked bearers carried coffins around the perimeter of the churchyard. There must have been shots of the funeral procession against the sea and the sky. Was it being made for Welsh TV – S4? I’ve an idea it was a horror film. What happened to it? Can anyone tell me? I’d love to know.

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2 Responses to Film locations

  1. cilshafe says:

    I wonder if this was for ‘Halen yn y Gwaed’ (Salt in the Blood) a Welsh drama serial based around Fishguard. We used to watch it regularly because it featured local places including Lower Town harbour; also one of my sons’ fellow pupils at Dinas School had a role in it (Tomos Davies, the headteacher’s son) had a role in it It would have been when we first came here, 1994/5.

    • I’m sorry I never saw it but the scene we saw looked didn’t look like a portrayal of life in the 1990s – the characters were shrouded rather than dressed and we got the impression that they were aiming at horror/fantasy. They struggled, though, because the poor film makers had to contend with an enormous cement mixer churning and discharging its massive load, before it all set beyond usefulness, at the house on he sea front that was being done up at the time. The cement mixer people were trying to be helpful but they gave the film makers very short intervals of peace and quiet to get their work done.

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