Well, it’s been another busy week here in Broadford – so much so, in fact, that Friday has come out of nowhere and I’m coming to you entirely lacking in written material for this week’s offering. But it dawned on me this morning that if a picture is worth about a thousand words, what about a video? Does that equate to a hundred thousand? I think so, which is why this week I’m putting out a “sequel” to a post I made back in January (Lights, Camera, Action: The Cradle of Confederation (1925)).
Because really, who doesn’t like sequels?
So let’s all just sit back and put our feet up, pour some whiskey (if you have it), and enjoy this little 1949 gem from British Pathe which depicts the Island’s time-honoured tradition of oyster fishing.
See you next week!
PEI History Guy
May 6, 2016 at 6:36 pm
Reblogged this on Larry Muffin At Home and commented:
Seafood fishing off PEI in 1949. I wonder who the narrator was on those old films always the same British voice.
May 6, 2016 at 6:42 pm
The voice of the narrator is Cyril Frederick (Bob) Danvers-Walker who did all the narration of Pathé Films from 1940-1970. A famous voice! Love these old films, I wonder what it is like nowadays to fish oysters in Malpeque Bay.