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  • Short Summary

    Very young boy works with his father as a chimney sweep.

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    "Here's a little fellow who proves the theory that Chimney Sweepers are born and not made - he works for his Daddy!"

    Three year old boy walks along behind his father who is carrying a brush. The little boy carries a small step ladder. M/S of the two walking the opposite way down the same road - away from the camera. L/S of the boy and father emerging from a skylight onto a rooftop. M/S of the boy lowering a rope down the chimney - his father pulls on another rope.

    "Did young Bill have a busy day? Just look him over!" M/S and C/U of the kid looking filthy! He smiles at the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 634.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:02:41:00 / 01:03:52:00
    EP 265

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  1. Unknown user says

    This has been tagged with "cruelty" which I feel is wrong.
    Billy is not being subjected to any cruelty, he is working with his father in an age when children were part of the labour force.
    I'm not condoning it but I do feel the cruelty tag is not appropriate to the content.

    I saw this clip on Look East (BBC).

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  2. alan a says

    is it possible to know more about this video/ people?
    its truly heartbreaking to imagine

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