Title ID 1128Collection ID46
TitleSeaside and Coastal Views
Date[ca. 1939?]
CollectionBarnes Brothers
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeSeaside Leisure
KeywordsBeaches Boats Landscape Sea Fishing Leisure Time Activities
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionA Barnes Brothers Production
CameraBill Barnes; John Barnes
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Atmospheric coastal scenes filmed at a variety of locations, focusing on; chalk cliffs, the sea lapping against rocks, fishing boats, seagulls, rocky coves, crashing waves and light reflected on the water.


The film starts with a wide shot of a bay with white cliffs in the distance. A man carrying buckets is then seen walking across the beach followed by a close-up view of water lapping up against rocks. Another view of the cliffs is followed by a coaster sailing past and seabirds. There are then more images of seawater lapping up against rocks and seaweed. Another wide shot shows a bay with lots of groynes again with cliffs in the far distance. More views of a rocky coastline are followed by fishing boats of the Penzance fleet berthed in a harbour. We next see dramatic shots of waves crashing onto the rocky shire and a variety of seabirds, including terns, flying nearby. The film ends with scenes of the sea and cliffs at sunset.


A faded colour still image taken from TID 1128, showing a group of small fishing boats in a harbour. Behind the boats is the larger harbour mooring area.