|Title ID||8381||Collection ID||1188|
|Title||Washing the Sweep|
|Theme||Early film in the South East Working Life|
|Keywords||Women Men Domestic Gardens Everyday Life Workers Play|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Duration||1 min. 3 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A chimney sweep who disturbs two washer women gets his comeuppance in this 1898 film by James Williamson.
Two women hang out white washing on a line outdoors. A chimney sweep enters, dirtying the washing and chasing the women. One of the women splashes water at him from a large wash tub and tries to scrub his face, forcing him onto the ground. The other brandishes a hose [?].