Osborne family take their cockle boat out from Leigh-on-sea.
Cockle fishing at Leigh-on-sea, Essex.
Various shots Osborne family's cockle boat leaving Leigh. The Osborne's preparing net on boat. Point of view shot from cockle boat as it passes Southend Pier.
Various shots showing the process of getting cockles: the boat waits until tide goes out then men leap overboard and begin scraping the mud surface for cockle beds. M/S of men playing cards as they wait for tide to go in. Various shots men shovelling cockles into baskets which they carrier on panniers.
L/S tide coming in. Various shots of the water rising - when the tide rises the boat pulls away for Leigh. Various shots of the boats pulling into Leigh.
Various shots unloading cockles. The cockles are sifted and cooked in large shed. Various shots people buying and eating cockles from shack beside sea.