Watch The Barnes Brothers films depicting the fishing industry in St Ives and around the Cornish coast
Throughout October we will be screening two short films by The Barnes Brothers; Gem of the Cornish Riviera 1936 and Cornish Nets 1938. These 16mm black and white silent films depict aspects of the fishing industry in St Ives and around the Cornish coast. On their release they were commended by the Board of the Amateur Cine World.
John Barnes (1920–2008) and William ‘Bill’ Barnes (1920–2018) were twin brothers who began film making as teenagers. From a young age they showed an interest in life around them in the coastal and rural communities in Cornwall and Kent.
The first museum dedicated to film in England. Screenings with kind permission of Screen Archive South East.
Image Credit: St Ives Archive, photographer Sam Bennetts