Travelogue showing scenes and inhabitants of Devon. Nice footage of holidaymakers and fishermen.
Iris out to show a picturesque fishing port in Devon. Someone swims in the sea, several people walk on the beach and many fishing boats are seen on the shore. Camera tilts and pans to show more of the scene. There are rocks behind the harbour. C/U of three men sitting on a bench on the promenade. One wears a trilby type hat, the other two wear flat caps, they are talking and laughing. Intertitle reads: "From Dawlish we crossed the great moors to Bickleigh Bridge - a truly rural contrast...." Car drives away from the camera towards a thatched cottage beside a river. Another riverside cottage is seen in L/S. Very pretty. Two people walk in the garden. L/S of a pretty village street with a group of children dressed in white walking towards the camera. One pushes a push chair with a younger child inside. Intertitle reads: "Then to Porlock Weir (where there wasn't a weir to speak of), right in the midst of the Doone Country..." Man walks towards a large sailing boat which is in the foreground of the shot. L/S of small boat leaving the harbour, man watches from the shore. "
And then back across the moors to Seaton, where inviting sands gleamed white and clean..." L/S of beach with cliffs in background. Several people walk along the promenade. A row of people sitting in deck chairs in the foreground look at the camera. Camera pans slightly to show lots of people sitting on the promenade. "The name of our next stop has been praised and derided, blessed and cursed... and most important of all drunk, its BEER." Shot of the harbour. Two men look at the camera, one smoking a pipe. M/S of two men tending to their fishing nets on the shore. C/U of one of the men mending his net.
Note: it is possible that this is one of the series of films which feature Mr Stacpoole, the writer of The Blue Lagoon. See records for: "Isle of Delight" and "Discovering England." Flash frame intertitles.
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