Still from Scotch Fisher Girls at Yarmouth via EAFA
- 181 (Source: East Anglian Film Archive)
Date produced: 1935
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A short film documenting the herring fishing industry of Yarmouth, Norfolk, with a specific focus on the women who work on the docks preparing the fish after they have been caught.
- Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK (Filming)
East Anglian Film Archive
"The film opens with a shot from the beach shooting out to sea, at boats coming into the harbour. The film features a steam drifter at it makes its way up river. At South Quay, men unload the catch. Most of the remaining film shows the fisher girls gutting the herring. They also carry the baskets and pack the herring in barrels (kitts) of salt and ice for export. These scenes are intercut with shots of the boats at sea and by the Quay. On one shot the girls are watched by a woman in a hat and coat. The film ends with the boats putting out to sea. The drifters appear to carry sails. Herring boats all carried missen sails to allow them to lie to wind" (EAFA Database).