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    Evening class for girls to learn about shoe repair.

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    Shoe repair class at Poplar, London.

    Night shot young women and girls going into a school. C/U sign: "evening institute". Interior. Various C/Us girls' legs as they take their shoes off. Various shots girls working in workshop learning how to fix shoes at cobbling evening class. Various shots of class teacher Herbert Blackeby teaching girls how to cut new wooden heels (narrator points out that Blackeby looks similar to politician Herbert Morrison!) Various shots girl named Colleen learning how to polish newly fitted heels. Various C/Us of girls stamping their cold stockinged feet!

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:35:00 / 01:36:32:00
    NP 435

Comments (3)

  1. TerryVan says

    This class was run by my Grandad, Bill Blackeby (not Herbert as stated in the clip). He had a shoe repair business at 164 Central Street, London. His daughter Joan is my mother.

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  2. Billywarville says

    Hi , amazing piece of footage we have only just come accross the young girl in the video ‘Colleen’ is actually my nan who is alive & well. She was ecstatic being shown this. Is there any way of downloading it?

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  3. TerryVan says

    Billywarville - I decided to take another look at my Grandad's clip today to remember him as he died this day, April 16th in 1969. Strangely your comment about your nan, Colleen was posted on April 16th too... I hope she's still well and it's nice to have a shared moment in history!

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