Fishermen at Southend harvest sea moss which is used as ornaments and fashion accessories.
Sea moss for fashions at Southend (Southend-on-Sea), Essex.
Fishermen harvest sea moss for use in ornaments and fashion accessories.
Various point of view shots looking over bow of fishing trawler as it moves across water. M/S seaman standing on stern. More shots from boat, other ships in far distance. Fisherman on board prepares rake. Pan across to side of boat and man pulling cable. C/U man on side preparing rake. More shots of sea from boat. Fisherman throws rake overboard. C/U cable running out. C/U sea.
M/S man on port side examining cable. Same man crosses to starboard side and examines cable. C/U cable being pulled through water. . Fishermen haul in cable with rake attached, it is loaded with sea moss. C/U sea moss. C/U seamen looking. Various shots men removing moss from rake. Man hauls in bucket of water and pours into sea moss in bath. Man washing sea moss. Man pulling moss on deck. C/U pile of sea moss on deck.
C/U pile of sea moss on hairdresser's table, it has been dried and dyed. Various shots hairdresser and model. Hairdresser arranging sea moss on model's hair as decoration. C/U model's head decorated with sea moss.
Note: newspaper cuttings and magazine article on file.