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  • Short Summary

    An entire family of steeplejacks, including young son Dennis.

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    Folkestone, Kent.

    Title: "Like Father, like Son! Climbing Church Spires has no terrors for little Dennis Green - 10 years old son of well-known local Steeplejack, William Green".

    M/S of a boy - Dennis - hanging from a ladder leaning on a church wall, a man - William - tugs at a thick safety belt attached to the boys waist, a woman (Dennis's mother) watches. Dennis starts to climb the ladder. L/S of two figures climbing the tall spire of a church. Various M/Ss of the small figure of young Dennis reaching the top of the spire to touch the weather cock, wave at the camera and dangling from the ladder by one arm.

    Intertitle: "Mother, Father & Son, Steeplejack all!"

    Low angled M/S of Mrs. Green, William and Dennis waving at the camera from the ladder secured to the spire. Low angled L/S of the steeplejack family climbing down the ladder. Low angled shot of the family balancing by one arm from the ladder attached to the outside wall of the church. C/U of the Green family.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:09:00 / 01:31:40:00
    G 1286

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