Old Salts of Southwold

1929 , Southwold (Suffolk)

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A day in the life of a fishermen colony in Southwold.

This film shows the Smith brothers at work on the beach in front of their net shed. Their fishing boat is on the beach. There are close-up shots of Mathew attending to the sails, of Mark driving a stake into the shingle and of Luke mending nets. There is a shot of the three of them, all smoking pipes. The three look out to sea leaning on their boat. They wind the capstan and then sort the nets, shaking out the fish

Intertitles

We call on the brothers Smith - Longshoremen of the old school. Mathew:- Sales? Well I understand this sort alright. Mark:- one of the original Volga boatmen.Luke:- You'll never get drowned in a bowler hat.They like - BEER, BACCY, BROCCOLI - they don't like VEGETARIANS, SPATS, MORMONS.No we don't hold with winches - the old capstan will last our time.The herring ain't what they used to be.

Background Information

The beach fishermen of the East Coast often worked in small colonies, with old huts made out of driftwood and their many and varied boats drawn up on the beach. This is a good record of such a colony. they worked practically all the year round going after whatever species of fish were off the beach at the time. Today nothing remains of these old beachmen.Mathew, Mark and Luke, were probably fictitious names.

  • Production company : Gaumont

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Old Salts of Southwold

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