A FILM maker from the Cotswold Canal Trust received an award at Stroud Community TV Awards at Lansdown Hall on Saturday, March 18.

Robert Paget’s ‘Voices on the Towpath’ film was judged to be the winner in the Best Community Project category.

The awards, which gave a number of prizes across the community, celebrates the talent, creativity, beauty and quirkiness of the Five Valleys.

The event was part of the third Stroud Film Festival and included winning short films that allow local filmmakers to share their thoughts and skills.

Robert was presented with his coffee mug and certificate.

He said commented, “It is good to see film-making alive and well in the Stroud Valleys. It is a real honour to receive an award when the quality of films were of such a high quality.

“I grew up in Cainscross with Dudbridge Lock at the bottom of the garden – and so I am a ‘Stroudie’. “Amateur film making for me is a second hobby – second to boating and canals.”

Robert added: “For me, the real stars on the night were each of those who spoke with emotion and enthusiasm in our film, some recalling their childhood memories of the canal.”

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