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    Item title reads - "Everyday heroes." Steeplejacks "carry on" on top of 150 foot chimney, one of London's tallest, despite Arctic conditions. Stratford, London.

    L/S as two steeplejacks climb up the side of the tower. Various shots from below and above as they make their ascent. L/S as they reach the platform at the top, smoke billows out. Various shots as they work.

    Intertitle - 'precious cold one side but mighty hot the other!' M/S as they work while the chimney smokes. L/S as they climb down the chimney again and the camera follows them.

    Intertitle - 'that's that - now for a fag!!' C/U as they each take a cigarette from a case, one takes out a box of matches and lights the other's cigarette, then his own.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    18846
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    818.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:38:00 / 01:05:58:00
    Canister:
    G 1687
    Sort Number:
    G 1687
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    Categories
    Trade & Industry Science & Technology
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