Emsworth's Oysters

Client: Emsworth Historical and Maritime Trust & Heritage Lottery Fund

Emsworth was once the most important oyster industry in the UK. It was renowned for producing the best oysters and in impressive quantity. Following a high profile disaster in 1902, the harbour, and its industry, closed almost overnight.

Seventy years later, attempts were made to revive the industry and bring oysters back to Emsworth. The attempts were successful and once again Emsworth had an oyster industry to be proud of.

This film follows the demise and the revival of the industry. Told by the fisherman themselves and those that were there.

Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.