George LeBrun up ladder at McLean's Mansion

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George LeBrun up ladder at McLean's Mansion.


George LeBrun, plumber, working on the roof of the McLean's Mansion. Note the ropes on either side of the ladders to keep it steady, the only visible sign of health and safety requirements in those days. No hard hat, no Hi Vis vest, no cones, no harness. I am told that when transporting these long ladders 2 apprentices would carry it, each on his own bicycle with the ladder on his shoulder along with tool bags. Must have been interesting negotiating corners!

Date: Late 1920s

Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Sandra Serra.

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