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    Default The Cornish Riviera

    Havenít seen this video from the BFI on here before and a site search on Google didnít show it up but apologies if itís old hat:

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    The scenes of St Ives...I lived about 20 yards from the alley depicted with the old woman walking down it. The hut on the harbour-side is still there, a place for old fishermen to smoke and b*ll****, a lovely old place with a cosy wood stove.

    Just 20 years prior to this film it would have taken a Londoner a month and a half to get there on horseback, so it really was remote and quite unknown.

    Loose footed gaffers eh? Who knew?

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    Thank you! That was great.
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    Loose footed gaffers were quite common, no great big boom wanging around to do you an injury while you're pulling up the nets..
    The Norfolk Wherry also has a loose footed gaff..

    The Cornish Riviera, a marketing exercise by the Great Western Railway, then reinforced by them in 1904 by naming the 10:10am train from Paddington, to Penzance "The Cornish Riviera Express". The train still runs today..(though by a different GWR)

    Through trains to Penzance started in 1867, though the local line opened to traffic as the West Cornwall railway isolated from the whole network, connected to the network Via the Cornwall railway in 1860, so it's 49 or 56 years before the film. The oldest part of the areas railway dates from the 1837 Hayle railway .

    As can be seen by the dress and the waves, calling it the Riviera was a bit optimistic, though there are many good days, it's not as warm as the French Riviera from which it took it's name..

    Very interesting film though...
    Last edited by The Q; 10-08-2020 at 04:08 AM.
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Thank you for sharing that. Those poor people had no idea how much thier world was going to change in the next 50 years...
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    Surprised they didn't include Mousehole


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    Default Re: The Cornish Riviera

    I loved it, thanks for sharing..

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    Default Re: The Cornish Riviera

    Thanks for the great video!

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