Brass, Three Down Henry Iddon and Richard Berry, 10:54 minutes. Watch Brass, Three Down on Vimeo here As far back as 1660 Arctic char, from Windermere, were a culinary delicacy caught and preserved by potting, or made in to pies, they were then dispatched across the UK to be enjoyed at the tables of the upper classes. However over the past few decades stocks have declined due to environmental pressures - through phosphate pollution and an increase in water temperature due to climate change. As the population declines, so have the number of those who fish for them using traditional and unique techniques. Equally the culinary skills to prepare potted char are being lost along with the manufacture of the pots used to preserve them in. This film brings together the environmental issues facing Windermere, as well as celebrating the role the Arctic char has played in the cultural life of Cumbria and the Lake District.