• Short Summary

    Evening class for girls to learn about shoe repair.

  • Description

    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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1311.23
    Media URN:
    43446
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:35:00 / 01:36:32:00
    Canister:
    NP 435

Comments (1)

  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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