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Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
A look at daily life in a traditional fishing community is south-west England.
'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)
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