• Short Summary

    Violet Robinson is Southampton's only woman chimney sweep.

  • Description

    Mrs Violet Robinson, woman chimney sweep at Southampton, Hampshire.

    Tracking shot of Chimney sweeps brush on bicycle side car. Tracking shot of woman chimney sweep riding cycle. M/S woman chimney sweep pedalling. The woman chimney sweep stops at house, she wheels bicycle and sidecar to front of gate. She collects her equipment, walks up garden path and then knocks on door.

    M/S man opens door and lets in chimney sweep. M/S of woman sweep putting equipment down by fireplace. M/S of woman, she shoos him out of the room, puts apron on and picks up headscarf. C/U woman putting headscarf on head. She takes off glasses and puts them on mantelpiece, she then undoes her sweeping equipment. M/S woman shoving sweeping brush up chimney. She then puts a board over fire place, in this is a small hole which brush comes out of, around hole is cloth to stop soot from blowing through hole. C/U woman fixing support to the wooden board. She then starts to fix the rest of sticks to sweeping brush and then starts sweeping chimney. C/U of woman sweeping chimney. M/S of woman still putting brooms up chimney.

    M/S of man looking round door at woman sweep. C/U of woman sweep at work. C/U of woman sweeping chimney. L/S of man walking into garden and looking up chimney. M/S of chimney pot. C/U of woman sweeping chimney. M/S of chimney pot, you can see brush coming up. C/U of man looking at chimney pot. C/U of woman sweep. M/S of chimney pot, the brush pops out with comedy noise. L/S of man he walks in from the garden. L/S of the brush sticking out of chimney.

    Note: newspaper article and letter on file.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:51:00 / 01:15:54:00
    NP 521

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  1. stephieh says

    This was my grandmother

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