1930s Cornish Film

February 9, 2014

In mid-2012, the Cornish Audio Visual Archive were given several reels of film dating from the 1930s. They held unique images taken by a man, Cecil Baldwin, who visited Cornwall and Devon on holiday many times in his life. His affection for the Southwest shows through in the recovered footage, the full version capturing nearly fifty minutes altogether.

Here, we’ve made a short three-minute edit for easy viewing, made of excerpts from the materials.

The opportunity to digitise and preserve this film was made possible by the kind gesture of his niece, who made contact with C.A.V.A to donate the recordings.