Mike Maloney of Countrywide Productions, makers of the excellent “Red Sails” film featuring lots of Cambria footage and interviews with Master Shipwright Tim Goldsack and Rebuild Project Manager William Collard, among others, has emailed. He is letting us know that the film will be screened on Sunday week (28th Oct) as part of the Kent Coastal Week. The screening will be in the Custom House and Visitor Centre, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LP at 2 p.m. on that date. More information is available on http://www.cwideprods.co.uk/red-sails/ where the writer notes that, “Red Sails is a documentary which explores through interviews and archive footage, the influence of the Thames Sailing Barge in the development of trade, and its contribution to the building of Victorian London. It also looks in detail at the craftsmen and their trades, which made the Thames barge so unique. A few have become barge yachts for chartering, but the Thames barge lives on through the recent restoration of one of the most famous: the Cambria”.
If you’ve not seen this film yet, then do yourselves a favour and go and see it. You can also buy copies through the website or through our own shop on board.
Kent Coastal Week features “a packed programme of free or subsidised events (which) will take place around the Kent coast between Saturday 27 October and Sunday 4 November (half term)”. There is a website at http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/coast/kents_coastal_week.aspx for more on this.