The work

Florence Barton descibes her work as a projectionist.

Joan Pearson descibes the process of maintaining the boiler.

The work of a projectionist was physically strenuous and technical. As Flroence Barton and Joan Pearson ascknowledge in these audio extracts, they were not exempt from the heavy labour and had to carry out all ofthe duties expected of the projectionist.

In the first extract, Barton gives an overview of what was expected of a projectionist. In the second, Pearson tells a story of a particualrly messy aspect of the job - cleaning the boiler.

Florence Barton gets the first automated projector in Coventry.