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In Cornish Seas
Off the Atlantic coast of Cornwall are perilous waters populated by pirates, smugglers and sharks
Travelogue 1956 29 mins
From Newquay to Looe, the coast of Cornwall forms a beautiful frame to the county. The harvests of the western seaboard are delivered up by net, rod and spear: pilchards, sea bass, even a mako shark! These are the nation's warmest waters, but anglers wear woolly hats and divers wear woolly pants. The fisherman's window of Truro's Anglican Cathedral contrasts with the pagan delights of Polperro Carnival.
The narration is by Canadian actor Don Mason, whose transatlantic tones will be familiar to many through his later voicing of Captain Troy Tempest in Gerry Anderson's popular children's television series Stingray.
Amateur film 1949 10 mins Silent Location: Looe
A boat trip leaves the fishing harbour of Looe and returns to find the luggers landing the catches of the day.
Current affairs 1962 3 mins Silent Location: Looe
Shark fishing off Looe Cornwall sheds a light on the origins of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain.
Documentary 1959 10 mins Location: Cawsand
Children from East Ham pitch a tent and enjoy the sites in Cawsand, Cornwall.
Non-Fiction 1953 6 mins Silent Location: Looe
A 1950s Holiday featuring coastal scenes of the town of Looe
News 1976 1 mins Silent Location: Looe
Tourists and townsfolk relax during the hottest summer on record
News 1970 4 mins Location: Looe
Moyra Babington in "Get yourself to Looe, mother!"
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.