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