• Short Summary

    John Williams Fain makes bobbins - protective hats worn by porters at Billingsgate market.

  • Description

    Billingsgate Fish Market, London.

    L/S exterior Billingsgate Market. Various C/Us fish porters unloading van outside market, they carry large crates on their heads. Their heads are protected by the special type of leather hat they wear: "bobbins".

    Various shots of master-cordwainer John Williams Fain, at work making a leather bobbin hat. He works alone in his workshop in Lovat Lane, he is the last of the bobbin craftsmen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1369.26
    Media URN:
    44850
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:47:00 / 01:42:44:00
    Canister:
    NP 245

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