This is No. 9 in a 'Film for Soar Eyes' that consists of clips from a 23 year old VHS tape from the recently discovered small video archive of the Leicester Kids Afloat organisation that folded 12 years ago. Recently converted by PaulMedia on DVD's I have been sifting the hours of footage to find clips to create a documentary in memory of that organisation. This film is assembled from clips that will not appear in the documentary.
Siberian Soar is created from an edited video, so already the image by the time you watch it has been processed 5 times at least so excuse the quality and the hue of image.
The chances are that the camera person had forgotten to re-set the white balance on the portapac's camera.
In the film you see the narrowboat Charlotte out on a day trip with a local youth club. You see a number of vintage working boats belonging to Three Fellows Carrying Ltd that carried gravel from Thurcaston to Syston , two miles downstream. Due the snow and ice the working boats are moored up waiting for British Waterways to re-open the navigation to traffic. It is this 'ice breaking' that we see from the bows of Charlotte.
Short n' sweet as I live in fear of boring my subjects - I'm that sort of king....
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