Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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Netting the Tide
Out in the waves of Morecambe Bay, fishing for shrimp with Tom Smith and Prince.
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This absorbing documentary film profiles Tom Smith, a Lancashire shrimp fisherman, and probably the last to use a horse and cart in his work. As Smith leads Prince, his horse, out onto the sands of Morecambe Bay, he reflects upon his trade, recognising the limitations of working at the isolated location of Sunderland Point, but also the benefits of having a congenial four-legged partner.
This film was produced by undergraduate film students at Manchester Polytechnic, now Manchester Metropolitan University.