• Short Summary

    Fishing for Oysters off the coast of Cornwall.

  • Description

    Helford, Cornwall.

    Shots of fishing boats on the River Helford. M/S man at helm of boat whilst 2 men throw nets over the side in order to catch oysters. Shots of them hauling nets onto boat and unloading the oysters. Manager of the oyster farm Leonard Hodges lends a hand and culls the latest catch. They throw the young ones back in to mature. Some shots of house along banks of River Helford and plaque: The Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm.

    M/S 2 men pick up a tray of oysters from a preservation tank in the river. At the oysterage the oysters are cleaned and then put into cleansing tanks. Top shot of tanks full of oysters. A man then grades the oysters, the largest are called number one. Then they're packed in barrels and covered with seaweed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    43.08
    Media URN:
    2027
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:32:00 / 01:19:19:00
    Canister:
    CP 077

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