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    Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

    Title: "Millions of Herrings are now being landed daily".

    Panning shot from men standing on the quayside to rows of fishing boats moored in the harbour, baskets on pulleys transport the herring from the boats to dry land. Top shot a hold packed with dead fish, a man is shovelling up spade loads of the fish, a basket on a pulley is lowered into shot. Top shot of the almost empty hold of a boat, two men shovel fish into a basket. M/S of a man on the quay pulling the baskets full of fish off the boats using the pulley system, two other men carry the basket off screen. M/S of the two men tipping the contents of the basket into other baskets.

    Intertitle: "The Herring Harvest - with the Bonnie Scotch Fisher Lassies hard at work on it - is now in full swing!"

    High angled L/S of the fishing boats moored in the harbour. L/S of baskets of fish being unloaded from the boats. M/S of a row of women in headscarves sorting through large trays of fish on the quayside. M/S of some of the women gutting fish. M/S of the backs of four of the girls as they work. More general shots of the girls gutting and sorting the herrings. C/U of one of the girls gutting a herring, her apron is covered in fish guts. Various shots of women packing fish in barrels of salt.

    Intertitle: "'When do Bloaters become Kippers?' (The Prince). The Prince of Wales, one of whose proudest titles is 'Master of the Fishing Fleets', spends crowded day in the 'Herring Capital of the World'."

    M/S, looking over the heads of a crowd on the quayside, of Prince Edward (Prince of Wales) on board a fishing trawler, accompanied by several dignitaries, a fisherman demonstrates how the pulley system transports baskets of fish. Panning L/S of a very crowded quayside. High angled shot of the Prince getting into a chauffeur driven car, policemen hold back crowds of onlookers.

    M/S of a row of women gutting fish. M/S of the Prince and his entourage of dignitaries and bodyguard watching the women work. Panning shot along a row of Scottish fisher girls in their aprons waving.

    High angled shot of the Prince cutting a ribbon to the entrance of a new bridge. High angled L/S of the new suspension bridge in operation, crowds packed onto the quayside. High angled shot of the Prince, accompanied by several men in mayoral robes, walking over the new bridge. High angled L/S of the Prince and an entourage of local dignitaries walking over the bridge, passing cheering crowds.

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    British Pathé
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    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:26:00 / 01:10:49:00
    G 1130
    Sort Number:
    G 1130
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    herrings Herring Girls Laugh
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