Old Images of Enfield, London

Church and Market Cross Enfield 1858

Glimpse history through old images of Enfield, in north London.

Female Steeplejack 1948

In 1948, John Eserin, manager of the Enfield firm of E. & B.B. (Steeplejacks) Ltd welcomed the company’s first female steeplejack.

For those of us scared of heights, this is not easy to watch! The lack of safety equipment is just frightening.

At the top, the camera pans around the area. In addition to Alexandra Palace in the background, there are probably hundreds of homes (and quite a few gardens) captured on film.

Steeplejills (1948) – British Pathé on YouTube

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