Film No. 5163
Title: OLD ENGLISH CRAFTS [EXTRACTS: THE COOPER, OAK SPELK BASKET MAKER, SNUFF MAKING, A WELSH SPOON, CLOG MAKING, HAFFE NET FISHING]
Producer: Sam Hanna
colour , sound, 11 mins 38 secs
Compilation of extracts from five of Sam Hanna's craft films. In 'The Cooper', Will Regan shapes staves to make a barrel using traditional tools. 'Oak Spelk Basket Maker' shows Charlie Airey weaving strips of oak into the frame of a swill basket, and 'Snuff Making' provides footage of tobacco leaves being ground in an old Kendal mill that is powered by a water wheel. 'A Welsh Spoon' shows a broth spoon being carved out with an axe and in 'Clog Making' John Casson uses specialist tools to fashion a man's clog. Finally, 'Haffe Net Fishing' sees Jim Braid catching salmon in the Lune Estuary with his wooden-framed net.