About the film
A look at daily life in a traditional fishing community is south-west England.
- Release year
- Stanley Irving
- Production company
- G-B. Instructional Ltd.
- Frank North
- Running time (minutes)
- 10 mins 23 secs
- Supervised by
- G.J. Cons
'A film of a Cornish fishing village. Newlyn Bay, sheltered by headlands, is geographically an ideal place for a fishing community. The houses, sturdily built of Cornish stone, are grouped round the harbour and church. Fishermen go to sea in all weathers. Shots included deep-sea herring fishing in the early autumn.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1944-45)
- Coastal Village once again takes us to the village of Mousehole and the surrounding area; Mousehole features prominently in another Collection film, S.O.S.
- Coastal Village is a part of the ‘Human Geography’ educational series within the Collection, accompanying Derbyshire Village (aka Upland Settlement), Lowland Village, and Market Town.
- Most of the boats in film are registered as being based in Penzance — you can tell from the ‘PZ’ on the hulls — but the boat at 05:38 is marked ‘YH’. This means the boat is based in Great Yarnmouth in Norfolk, which is a long way from Cornwall!