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    George Goodwin makes containers for holding molten steel.

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    Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

    Various shots of George Goodwin making pots for handmade steel melting. He works alone, wearing only shorts and a vest. He makes the containers from special mixture of clay. It is skilled work and George has been doing in for 40 years.

    Various shots of men working in foundry: they use one of George's pots to transport molten steel from furnace. The molten steel is poured into moulds, an automated compressing machine pounds the steel.

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    Black & White
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    01:31:47:00 / 01:33:47:00
    NP 234

Comments (5)

  1. Unknown user says

    This is my Grandad and just how I remembered him. I have spent lots of hours when I was little watching him at the Abbeydale industrial hamlet making the pots.

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  2. Unknown user says

    It is a very proud moment to find television footage of my Grandad George. Goodwin He certainly worked hard during his life time and as I remember he was a very gentle man.
    Kerry Cowen (nee Goodwin)

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  3. Unknown user says

    I can always remember going to see grandad at the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet treading the clay and making the Crucible Pots. He was a really hard worker and a really kind man. I have recently purchased this footage so that I can show his great grandchildren and one day his great great grandchildren. Casey (Goodwin)

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  4. Unknown user says

    He was my Great Grandfathers brother .... His son told me about this, very nice to see ancestors at work.

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  5. bikerboy says

    I worked with George at Huntsman"s steels in the 1960s .We worked in the warehouse /blacksmiths shop ,while he was by then a steel inspector . He was a very funny and a very fit man for his age ,as he cycled on his old bicycle to work in every weather having given- up motorcycles ,even a bad accident didn't deter him . He was a constant thorn in Fred ,our foreman"s side ,but his stories were legendary ,around his pot- bellied stove . I moved away to work in the North West ,but on occasion while visiting my Ma in Sheffield I used to see George still going for fresh food with a handful of carrier bags walking to his home in Page Hall , no clue how old he was but he could beat me by at least 50 years ?. --- His descendants should be very proud ,a true one off .

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