This film is part of Free

Liverpool Tall Ships

A great port celebrates the days of sail, as the Cutty Sark Tall Ships race comes to Liverpool.

Amateur film 1984 10 mins Silent

From the collection of:

Logo for North West Film Archive


The annual Tall Ships race is a hugely popular event, as can be seen in this beautifully shot colour film from 1984, when the great port of Liverpool hosted the race. Crowds of onlookers throng the dockside and waterfront to see training ships such as the 'Gloria', 'Kruzenshtern', and 'Sir Winston Churchill', and watch the young crews at work on their vessels in the summer sunshine.

Filmmaker Mary Corner was headmistress of Howard St. Nursery School in Burnley for many years. She was also a highly skilled member of Burnley Cine Club, and her films record not only the early education of children in her care, but community and topical events both locally and further afield.