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Fowey Cornwall River Harbour Dock Port Rail Line Railway China Clay Industry South West Film Archive | Fowey Harbour Heritage Society Screening St Fimbarrus Church Historic Footage Film Clips Archive Video Old 1960s Polruan | The Cormorant Hotel & Restaurant Golant Fantastic footage of the Fowey of old will be on show tomorrow in a special screening at St Fimbarrus Church.

The town's history will be celebrated by a special 50-minute film which features footage from the South West Film and Television Archive which shows Fowey through time.

The screening is being put on by Fowey Harbour Heritage Society and shows a compilation of footage of Fowey and the surrounding area. The film includes clips of local yachts sailing out of the harbour, and clips filmed inside famous pubs and hotels in Fowey pubs, as well as footage of the china clay docks in action during the 1960s.

The archive at the Plymouth-based South West Film and Television Archive is the largest outside London. This montage was created by the archive at the request of the Fowey Harbour Society, which commissioned it to form part of its programme of events for this winter.

Society secretary Angie Crown said: "We're really pleased with the film the archive has put together. It looks fantastic and provides a great portrait of some of the characters who lived in Fowey during the swinging 1960s.

Fowey Cornwall River Harbour Dock Port Rail Line Railway China Clay Industry South West Film Archive | Fowey Harbour Heritage Society Screening St Fimbarrus Church Historic Footage Film Clips Archive Video Old 1960s Polruan | The Cormorant Hotel & Restaurant Golant "For example, there's an interview with Sharkey Tomlin from 1964. Sharkey was from Polruan and was 77 at the time of the interview. He'd worked on the docks since he was 15 so he had a huge knowledge of the town."

Other footage includes an interview with Daphne du Maurier in 1977, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visiting Fowey in 1990, the Old Ferry Inn and the Bodinnick ferry in 1981, the last of the double-decker buses on the school run in 1984 and Fowey Regatta in 1955.

The film also includes an interview with Sir Charles Hanson's daughter from 1984, in which she talks about her yacht. It was this yacht, built in 1929, which helped create the now well-known Troy class of racing yacht.

The film is being shown tomorrow at 7.30pm, with tickets available for just £6.

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