• Short Summary

    Item about the depression in the fishing industry in Grimsby, Humberside.

  • Description

    Idle Fishing, Grimsby, Humberside.

    C/U Capstan, ropes coiled round it. L/S Ship, captain in foreground. Pan along line of idle ships in harbour. M/S Ships lying idle, sterns in foreground. Pan along ship. Pan across deck of ship. M/S Bridge of ship. Pan down deck of ship to fishing tackle lying idle alongside. C/U Hatch. Group of men on land talking. C/U Two men on land talking. C/U another group talking. C/U another group. C/U type, cigarette in mouth. M/S Canal ship 'Royalieu' comes into picture, left passes camera. C/U type watching ship going out.

    L/S Picking fish from pail, and tossing into packing crate. C/U type throwing fish into crate, pan with fish. M/S fish porter carrying crate of fish. L/S ship. M/S docker handing fish to stevedore aboard ship. C/U gauge on end of pipeline, pan along side cable to end of deck of ship. M/S Stevedore throwing canned food to another on deck. C/U ship. M/S Ship pulling out of harbour. C/U Type watching ship leaving. L/S Ship sailing away. C/U Type watching , then he turns head to look back. L/S Ships lying idle. Pan along ships.

    Cataloguer's note: The commentator says the depression in the fishing industry began due to the government's abolition of price control on fish.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:53:00 / 01:12:30:00
    NP 314

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