In the Winter slumber, the phone suddenly rang, necessitating that we rise from hibernation. Crew are needed for filming work on Wednesday March 16th. Can you help as crew?
It is important that you are able to arrive fairly early to help get horse and boat ready. Also to wear period clothing for the filming, set approximately in the 1850s. We will use horseboat Maria, built in 1854, courtesy of her owners The Ashton Packet Boat Co. Bilbo will pull Maria on the Ashton Canal, and maybe a little of the Lower Peak Forest Canal. We will not travel far as the filming will be to get the shots they need, not to make a journey.
Arrangements for crew:
9am Meet at the horsebox near Hanover Street North, Audenshaw to help get gear to the boat at the boatyard of the Ashton Packet Boat Co. Guidebridge Railway Station is about 10 minutes walk away. The boatyard is about 2 miles from Ashton under Lyne on the Ashton Canal.
• 9 – 10.15 am Prepare horse and boat
• 10.15/10.30 am Set off, horsedrawn, to Portland Basin, Ashton under Lyne
• 11.00 am Meet film crew at Portland Basin
• 11.00 am onwards – Filming on Lower Peak Forest Canal and Ashton Canal
Return boat to boatyard. Help put boat and horse away.
Unknown finish time. Maybe return to yard at 1.00 pm. All away by 2.00 pm??
If you can help as crew, or photographer, please get in touch with me as soon as you can. I look forward to seeing some of you on Wednesday March 16th.
Please send a Crew Form 2016 to me if you can come. Crew Forms can be downloaded here.