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    Canary Islands.

    An island of perpetual springtime, Pathe Pictorial shows us life in Las Palmas - locals dancing in traditional dress, girls doing needlework in the open air - making lace embroidery. We see activities at a tomato farm, and at a banana plantation, with close shots of half ripe hands of fruit, flower buds being trimmed and fruit being picked. Next we see a tourist at Las Palmas airport taking a huge bunch of bananas onto a plane. A Sabena jet takes off and another is seen taxiing

    A rural farmer is shown ploughing the land with a traditional ox and plough, and another leads a donkey up the street with a large burden of canes. Shots of the mountains, houses, beautiful coast with unspoilt beaches, are followed by a beach crammed with holiday makers. A girl has a huge straw hat. Some tourist children play in the edge of the water.

    This is contrasted by a sequence showing the poverty and simple life of the locals showing fishermen in small rowing boats pulling them up the beach. The women share out the catch - mostly sardines, and they carry off the baskets on their heads. The men sort out the nets. This is at Puerto de las Nieves. Elsewhere, women are shown in a line washing on stones. Some people live in cave dwellings in the rocks, where we see a woman with child, various locals and the church. We finally see a sequence with locals dancing in traditional dress in the main square, with others playing guitar, and people watching.

    Note: there are some wonderful rugged faces in this item .

    41' of picture neg missing at the start of the story. No print available for this item.

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    British Pathé
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    01:31:49:00 / 01:39:40:00
    CP 410
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    CP 410
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology
    travelogues Canary Islands 1962 Mega_tsunami Travel & Tourism Tomatoes Summer Childhood Memories Summer Childhood Memories
    British Pathé Travelogues
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