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A Day in the Life of a Post-War Bricklayer

October 08, 2016
Read time: 1 min

 

"There are a number of different trades in building: Plasterers, painters, carpenters, scaffolders, and laborers."

Jack Ellis is a brick layer. His work starts at 8 in the morning. Jack is working on the third floor, so he climbs the—what appears to be homemade—ladder up to get on the scaffolding.

"He carries his plumb rule and level in his hand, and his tools in his bag."

 

Enjoy your throwback weekend video treat!

 

 

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