Sea cadets at work aboard a training ship.
Sub title reads: "Aboard the 'Maisie Graham' the Scarborough Municipal Training Ship."
"She was the schooner 'Maisie Graham' but did not sail the seven seas. Instead, she took aboard 100 of the brightest cadets." High angle shot of the boys marching towards the ship. Some play drums. "All aboard - and heave ho!" L/S of the ships as the boys pull on a rope.
Several shots follow of the boys working on board ship. Unfortunately most have suffered quite serious decomposition damage. "It's a great life for these boys. They are taught everything - the sextant, plotting the course..." Shots follow showing boys using sextants and looking at maps.
"Splicing! Whoever knew a sailor who couldn't splice a rope? So..." M/S of boys sitting on deck splicing ropes. C/U of one of the boys making a knot. "Jack must be a handy man at everything" - shots of boys peeling potatoes and doing the washing up. Low antls shot of boy cleaning a mast whilst hanging on a special seat. Low angle shot of boys climbing the rigging. "Still, sailors don't care, so merrily the good ship 'Maisie Graham' speeds her way."
L/S of young boy steering the ship. Short shot of the ship at sea.
Note: decomposition damage throughout. This is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate.