Red boats of Brixham (1933)

This archive footage from the Brixham Regatta, 1933 opens with the title screen “The Red Trawlers of Brixham – famed in song and story – make glowing picture as they strive for championship at the regatta. (Under the flag of the Royal Thames Yacht Club).”

Created at the beginning of the 20th Century by the Pathé brothers, the newsreel was the world’s first televised news platform. Pioneering the technology and methods of cinema, British Pathé stayed at the forefront of filmed news for decades. Releasing three newsreels a week during that period, British Pathé was the way the people of Britain experienced world events until the advent of television.