• Short Summary

    A woman is employed as a steeplejack in Enfield, Greater London.

  • Description

    Steeplejills - female steeplejacks.

    Enfield, Greater London.

    Various shots as a woman walks up to steeplejack manager John Eserin to apply for a job, they shake hands and chat before she gets in a car with him. M/S of John climbing up chimney followed by the woman who is now in overalls. Various shots as she climbs right to the top of the tower. Camera pans across the residential area spread out below with Alexandra Palace in the background. M/S of woman on top of chimney.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1249.16
    Media URN:
    34127
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:21:00 / 01:21:46:00
    Canister:
    NP 200

Comments (1)

  1. tommyboy says

    The lady doesn't get in the car or climb the chimney with John Eserin. The man in question
    is Graham Barling a well known North London steeplejack. They re-located to a yard in
    Stamford Hill Hackney. They employed, to name a few steeplejacks, Jack and John Bell Jnr
    Jimmy Barnes, Tommy Bender, Terry and Micheal Graney, Freddie Hoad, Bobby Booth and
    John Wickham.

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