Estuary: Working Lives was developed during 2013, when Rachel Lichtenstein recorded the stories of those who have spent their working lives on the Thames Estuary; fishermen, tugmen, cocklers, river pilots and the first woman to work on the patrol boats to name a few. She journeyed along the river in different vessels, from a kayak to a Thames barge, to a sailing boat. Ambient sound recordings from the Estuary have been merged with edited excerpts from these oral history interviews, along with photographic portraits by James Price, to create this short film.
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This project was created during the Hadleigh in Place residency initiated by Ben Eastop and funded by Arts Council East.