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PYRAMIDS OF CORNWALL

Pyramids Of Cornwall (1929)

Short segment of film showing a furnace burning coal.

REVIVAL OF WRESTLING & CUTS

Revival Of Wrestling & Cuts (1926)

Traditional Cornish wrestling in St. Austell.

CORNWALL COUNTY WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cornwall County Wrestling Championships (1927)

Men wrestle in the park in Cambourne.

AGAIN THE SEA TAKES A TOLL aka AGAIN THE SEA TAKES A TOIL

Again The Sea Takes A Toll AKA Again The Sea Takes A Toil (1928)

Footage of steamer "Eltham"...

STRANDED ON THE ROCKY COAST

Stranded On The Rocky Coast (1925)

A French steamer is saved by breeches buoy on Cornish coast at...

LIFEBOAT TRAGEDY AT ST. IVES

Lifeboat Tragedy At St. Ives (1939)

Footage of the wrecked lifeboat on the rocks near St. Ives,...

LAUNCH OF WIZARD LIFEBOAT aka TO THE RESCUE

Launch Of Wizard Lifeboat AKA To The Rescue (1922)

Launch of the Lizard Lifeboat in stormy weather,...

CORNWALL COUNTY WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cornwall County Wrestling Championships (1925)

Farm labourers and clay workers fight in Cornwall...

MAKING CRAB POTS

Making Crab Pots (1949)

Making crab pots in Cornwall.

CORNISH SCENES

Cornish Scenes (1948)

Static Shots - Cornish Village and Railway Viaduct

RECORD SHARK AT LOOE

Record Shark At Looe (1964)

Shark alert in Cornwall as fishermen make record catch

NEW SUSPENSION BRIDGE OVER RIVER TAMAR LINKS DEVON AND CORNWALL

New Suspension Bridge Over River Tamar Links Devon And Cornwall (1960)

Various angles of the...

CORNISH TIN MINING - CAMBORNE

Cornish Tin Mining - Camborne (1966)

Tin mining in action and it being processed to separate the tin...

SAFE, SAFE, AT LAST

Safe, Safe, At Last (1926)

After battling with storm at sea, ship - the Aldworth - reaches port of...

SUBMARINE ON THE ROCKS

Submarine On The Rocks (1930)

The submarine L-1 gets stranded on the rocks at Cape Cornwall after...

AIR CHIEFS BATTLE 'UNSEEN' ENEMY

Air Chiefs Battle 'unseen' Enemy (1949)

British scientists test out a new supersonic rocket.

AROUND BRITAIN - CORNWALL - FLOODS

Around Britain - Cornwall - Floods (1948)

Cornwall holiday resort of Looe is under water.

BAMBOO

Bamboo (1950)

Bamboo plantation in Cornwall.

PILCHARD FISHING INDUSTRY

Pilchard Fishing Industry (1949)

Pilchard fishing off the coast of Penzance in Cornwall.

SURF CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CORNWALL

Surf Championships In Cornwall (1967)

Surfing championship at Porthtowan, Cornwall.

SHEAF PITCHING RECORD NEWS IN A NUTSHELL

Sheaf Pitching Record News In A Nutshell (1935)

Quaint old Cornish custom - competition to throw hay...

WHEAT PITCHING CONTEST AT CAMBORNE

Wheat Pitching Contest At Camborne (1937)

Throwing sheaves over high pole - this is called wheat...

TOWN CRIERS CONTEST AT BODMIN

Town Criers Contest At Bodmin (1937)

Town criers competition is held at Bodmin.

CAPTAIN SCOTT'S SHIP HOME

Captain Scott's Ship Home (1927)

The 'Discovery' and its crew reaches Falmouth, returning from the...

A LUCKY ESCAPE

A Lucky Escape (1928)

Footage of the French steamer, 'Gap', that had run aground on the Cornish coast and...

AUTUMN'S FIRST WRECK aka AUTUMN'S FIRST WEEK

Autumn's First Wreck AKA Autumn's First Week (1928)

S.S. Mellanear runs aground on the rocks at...

CATAPULTED AIRMAN SAFE aka CATAPULTED AIRMEN SAFE

Catapulted Airman Safe AKA Catapulted Airmen Safe (1928)

Airmen are rescued by crew of Brixham...

THE SEA IN A FURY

The Sea In A Fury (1928)

The Belgian steamer "Mona" is saved in a storm by skill of her crew. Newlyn,...

THE SEA IN A FURY

The Sea In A Fury (1928)

Cuts (rushes, out takes) for THE SEA IN A FURY in G 1551.

FOG - THE SEAMEN'S WORST ENEMY

Fog - The Seamen's Worst Enemy (1929)

Greek steamer "Archangelos" runs straight into rocks at...

WORST GALE EVER RECORDED

Worst Gale Ever Recorded (1922)

Shipwrecked boat is seen close to coast in Cornwall.

CONVALESCENTS FOOTBALL MATCH

Convalescents Football Match (1922)

Football match played by convalescents at Blackrock Hospital...

TWO SHIPS RUN ASHORE aka FOG - THE SEAMAN'S WORST ENEMY

Two Ships Run Ashore AKA Fog - The Seaman's Worst Enemy (1922)

Two ships run ashore just off the...

ADOLF VENNER IN THE NICK OF TIME

Adolf Venner In The Nick Of Time (1923)

The Captain and crew of the "Adolf Venner" are saved by being...

HURLING

Hurling (1930)

Chaos reigns when the whole town of St. Columb joins in a Hurling match. Cornwall.

"Summer Is Y......Comen In" (1930)

First day of summer is celebrated with "Hobby Horse Revels" in...

FIRST CORNISH OYSTER FEAST

First Cornish Oyster Feast (1925)

Duchy of Cornwall oysters are enjoyed in first Cornish oyster feast....

NEW SUPER CABLE

New Super Cable (1926)

Telegraph cable from American is dragged ashore at Sennen Cove, Cornwall.

CORNISH WRESTLING CENTENARY

Cornish Wrestling Centenary (1926)

Traditional Cornish wrestling on village green at St. Columb.

PRIZE SHIP DOCKS

Prize Ship Docks (1946)

The disputed salvaged ship "American Farmer" docks in Falmouth with Americans...

RELIEF FOR WOLF ROCK

Relief For Wolf Rock (1948)

Relief at hand for men marooned on Wolf Rock lighthouse.

CORNISH TIN MINE DISASTER

Cornish Tin Mine Disaster (1919)

Shots of the Broken shaft at the Levant Tin Mine in Cornwall that...

FLOATING DOCK FROM BERMUDA

Floating Dock From Bermuda (1951)

A floating dock completes an Atlantic crossing.

BAMBOO

Bamboo (1942)

The bamboo harvest is gathered near Helston, Cornwall.

PIGS RIDE FIRST CLASS

Pigs Ride First Class (1966)

New air conditioned pig transporter travels from Cornwall to Essex.

CRAB POTS

Crab Pots (1949)

Fisherman Bill Butters uses hazel branches to make crab pots. Cornwall.

HMS WARSPITE AGROUND

HMS Warspite Aground (1947)

HMS 'Warspite' aground at Prussia Cove, Cornwall.

MAIL DELIVERY TO ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT

Mail Delivery To St Michael's Mount (1950)

a postman delivers mail to St Michael's Mount in Cornwall.

WESTERN FLEET MANOEUVRES

Western Fleet Manoeuvres (1949)

Western Union Fleet manoeuvres in Cornwall.

UNDERWATER TV CAMERA

Underwater Tv Camera (1952)

Television camera films underwater at Falmouth in Cornwall.