Thursday, May 15, 2008

more stilts

I am now obsessed with stilts, more specifically, images of people using stilts. This image is from the 29th of May, 1939: Four men wearing stilts and evening dress tower over an intrigued crowd at the Keg Meg fair in Maidstone, Kent.

1 comment:

lampwort said...

Seeing stilts that high in Kent probably means that these men worked in the hop fields of kent where hop-stringers regularly walked on stilts up to 14ft high. A job that is now done from the front loader of a farm tractor.
To see a modern stiltwalker in the UK go to and do a search for 'lampwort'