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Cornwall on film from 1910-1927

All Souls Day 1910
The oldest footage comes from 1910 on a Cornish beach

British Pathé has captured many world defining moments over several decades.

On this page we include links to the earliest available footage from 1910 onwards. The earliest films have no sound.

1910 - Religious Ceremony on the Cornish Coast

In this silent film, the earliest Pathé material showing Cornwall, the camera man captures All Souls Days on the Cornish Coast 100 years ago.

The footage shows several priests heading down to the rocks on the beach. Here they perform a ceremony near the sea. Wreaths are thrown into the water.

Click here to watch the silent film.

1910 - Large Steamer Wrecked

The 'Espiegle' ran on the rocks in a dense fog in Penzance in 1910. The film shows the wreck and a tug boat along side her.

The footage was discovered in unidentified Gazettes reel.

Click here to watch the 1910 footage.

1926 - Sennen Cove, Cornwall

There was plenty of excitement at Sennen Cove in the 20's when a new 'super cable' arrived.

The two minute film shows a crowd of men and boys trudging through the sand, pulling the cable.

The footage begins with the message 'To America, which will increase rate of transmission from 280 to 2,5000 letters per minute, landed at Sennen Cove.'

The mile and a half of cable, weighed 45 tonnes.

Click here to watch the historic footage from Sennen Cove.

Click here to return to the main page for more films from yesteryear.




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Cornwall on film from 1931 - 1937
15 Jun 10 |  History

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