Week 9: 11 March 2019
This week we start the detailed planning for the short film that will form part of the project. The sun is shining again as I go with Offshoot Films to visit 2 silk mills to have a look around to plan the background shots that will feature behind the interviews. We have the bonus of meeting a silk mill worker who has 44 years’ experience in the business and still visiting weekly to answer questions and help out with any problems, despite being 86 years old. I then go over to Sudbury Library to deliver the memory box, now covered in the off-cuts of Sudbury silk. The staff have very kindly agreed to encourage anyone with stories about working in the silk mills to put their details in memory box so we can get in touch for a chat, I am looking forward to seeing who we get to talk to.