Henry Kippin

Born: 1882 | Died: 1968 | Grave: F 022 | Category: Trade | Tags: Chimney sweep, Climbing boys, Pollution, Working conditions

Henry Kippin was the last of three generations of local people who swept the chimneys of Hampstead for over a hundred years. He was born at 3 Perrins Court, now occupied by the Villa Bianca Italian restaurant. His father’s handcart is preserved in the garden of Burgh House. Henry’s family moved to Portsmouth, where he…

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