|Title ID||13779||Collection ID||46|
|Keywords||Workers Sea Fishing|
|Format||16mm Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.|
A black and white titled documentary about Cornish fishermen.
Member of the Institute of Incorporated Amateur Cinematographers Limited. IAC.
Barnes Brothers present Cornish Nets:
Intertitle: 'Washed by the Atlantic breakers, the coast of Cornwall harbours a number of quaint little fishing villages where, for generations, the people have turned to the sea as a means of gaining a livelihood.' Scenes of waves crashing against rocks and fishermen at work and rest at many different coves and harbours.
Intertitle: The nets are collected and carefully placed in the boats which are awaiting the incoming tide.'
intertitle: 'In the evening light the boats set out across the sea to shoot their nets for plichards.' The following scenes of the boats heading out are filmed out at sea.
Intertitle: 'Having toiled all night, the boats return through the morning mist to land their catch.' Atmospheric scenes of the boats returning in a calm sea follow. In the morning mist the fishermen unload and sort their catch from the nets into baskets as the gulls circle above.
Intertitle: ' Wet and baterered by the night's fishing, the nets are repaired and hung to dry, in readiness to fulfil again their task of reaping a harvest from the sea.'