Coastal Village

About the film

A look at daily life in a traditional fishing community is south-west England.


  • Release year - 1943
  • Director - Stanley Irving
  • Production company - G-B. Instructional Ltd.
  • Cinematographer - Frank North
  • Supervised by - G.J. Cons
  • Running time (minutes) - 10 mins 23 secs

Original description

'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)

Did you know?

  • 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 archive, accompanying Derbyshire Village (aka Upland Settlement), Lowland Village, and Market Town.

All films are subject to the Creative Commons licence guidelines.

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