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Here Is Newquay
Surf's up, 30s style in the heart of the Cornish Riviera
Amateur film 1935 3 mins Silent
Everybody’s going surfing in the heart of the Cornish Riviera. This 1930s promotional short may have been made before the town crowned itself Britain’s surf capital but that doesn’t stop these holidaymakers hitting the waves. It’s silent, so feel free to add your own Cornish Beach Boys mash-up soundtrack.
Home movie 1930 10 mins Silent Location: Cornwall
1930s Newquay is the setting for Lewis Rosenberg's film - with horse riding, tennis, girlfriends, much tickling and glorious Cornish beaches
Advert 1912 19 mins Silent Location: Plymouth
From Saltash to St Ives, a whirlwind tour of Edwardian Cornwall.
Documentary 1973 25 mins Location: Newquay
Local and international surfers explain their obsession with catching a wave in this charming film about the sport from the early seventies.
News 1971 6 mins Location: Newquay
John Doyle appears in this special report on the summer season and is in the surf dude capital of Newquay.
Drama 1912 13 mins Silent Location: Newquay
A keen lifeboat crew stars in this exaggerative romance featuring a Cornish rescue mission.
Reminiscences of a Fortnight Spent at Duporth Holiday Camp Reminiscences of a Fortnight Spent at Duporth Holiday Camp
Amateur film 1935 40 mins Silent Location: Charlestown
Life's a beach to these 1930s pleasure seekers, for whom two weeks at a Cornwall holiday camp is the holiday of a lifetime
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.