Detail

Title ID 8982Collection ID561
Title[“Puranpath” Fishing]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionLockwood Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsBeaches Boats Buildings Family Seaside Resorts Ships Quays
Location
LocalFalmouth Perranporth (?)
RegionalCornwall
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionLockwood Family
CameraKenneth Lockwood
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration00:02:17:00
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This black and white film shows the Lockwood Family and a group of friends out on a fishing boat from Falmouth, Cornwall. The group line-fish, eat their sandwich lunch and drink alcohol aboard the boat in a bay at Perranporth, Cornwall (?). A young boy also films their trip from the top of the boat with his handheld Cine-Kodak (?) camera.

Description

This film opens with the Lockwood Family and a group of friends out on a fishing boat from Falmouth Pier, Cornwall. The group line-fish, eat their sandwich lunch and drink alcohol aboard the boat. St Anthony's Lighthouse, Falmouth is seen from the sea as the boat leaves the harbour. The group also line-fish in the bay at Perranporth, Cornwall (?).

The group eat their sandwiches and drink from wine glasses whilst they fish. A young boy is drinking from a glass bottle, being filmed by the camera. He laughs as he spots that he is being filmed and the drink comes out of his nose, which he dabs with a handkerchief. From on top of the roof of the boat, an older boy is filming with his camera (Cine-Kodak Model B/ BB Junior?) looking down on the group sitting in the lower deck. The group continue to fish, but are being thwarted by a flock of seagulls that eat the bait at the end of their lines.

In the final film, several large ships are seen docked in a harbour (Falmouth ?) as the boat returns to shore.