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  • Short Summary

    Steeplejacks at work on an East London church spire.

  • Description

    East London.

    Title: "Above the rush and turmoil of London's DOCKLAND. Robert Manser and his Assistant Steeplejacks are repairing the spire of the 100 years old Poplar Church".

    Low angled L/S of scaffolding on the spire of a church. Low angled L/S of a man abseiling down the spire, other men repair the spire from the scaffolding. M/S of the man abseiling, he bounces his feet of the spire and swings around it, watched by men on the scaffolding.

    Intertitle: " ... and daring Robert tries his hand with a Camera".

    M/S of Robert climbing a ladder between scaffolding platforms on the spire, as he is carrying a movie camera he holds onto the ladder using only one hand, tilt up, following him up, he attaches the camera to the weathervane. Panning top shot from Robert's camera of another steeplejack, the graveyard and street below. M/S of Robert balancing on the ladder, holding camera. Top shot of another steeplejack climbing the ladder on the spire. M/S of Robert filming from the spire, he holds onto the ladder with his knees (no hands!).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    356.20
    Media URN:
    24632
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:45:00 / 01:40:35:00
    Canister:
    G 1122

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