Source: Museums in Cornwall
Early Films from St Ives Archive: Fishing and Tourism
Porthmeor Studios and Cellars
When: 16 July 2014
Where: Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios
Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) - 8:00pm
Suitable for: Any age
Several archival films will be shown but the highlight will be two short silent films made in the 1930s by the famous Barnes brothers, from St Ives, who recorded the fishing industry both in the town and in West Cornwall. Fisherman and net setter, Chris Care, will introduce these films and describe what is being portrayed and some of the people and boats that feature.
A Great Western Railway film promoting the railway link from Plymouth exactly one hundred years ago will also be shown, as well as films by amateur poghotographers who filmed their holidays in the town fity years ago.
Tickets cost £5.00 and are available from Porthmeor Studios and St Ives Archive (01736 796408). If still available they can also be purchased on the door.
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