Isle of Sark celebrating its 400th anniversary.
Isle of Sark, Channel Islands.
GV. Coastal rocks sticking up out of sea. CU. Man showing the position of Sark (Sercq) - Isle of Sark - which is celebrating its 400th anniversary. LS. A lighthouse on nearing Sark. GV. Cart going along narrow road, pan to coastal rocks. GV. Exterior of National Provincial Bank on Sark with a signpost in foreground. Various close shots of signs, gate post signs, documents, etc. GV. Exterior of the large building where Mrs Hathaway, the Dame of Sark lives. CU. Dame of Sark speaking - natural sound, French, out of sync. She tells of how she comes to be Dame and what her duties are to the islanders. CU. Isle of Sark seal stamp. MS. Man helping a woman with baby in arms off a horse drawn coach. Various shots of one of the very old cells of the island's prison. CU. Studies of the older islanders - good shots. CU. Old man licking an envelope for posting. Various shots of local island postman emptying letter box. MS. A primitive type of fire engine and ambulance which is towed by a tractor. Various shots of young children in a classroom in the small school. GV. Exterior of the Dame's house. CU. Dame's two pet dogs. MS. The Dame passing camera travelling in a small motor invalids chair. Various shots of bicycle hire place and cyclists move off. Various shots of small farm building and some cows walking along narrow lane. MCU. Girl laying in sun in a bikini. LS. A boat filled with tourists arriving at Sark. CU. Montage of various shot of the dogs. Various shots of the tourists, no cars on the island. The islanders load the tourists into trucks and pull them by tractor, or they go by horse and cart. Various shots of people standing in a small bar drinking. GV. Sandy bay on the island with a lone figure walking along it.
Date found in the old record - 22/09/1965.