boilerman

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boilerman

(ˈbɔɪləmæn)
n, pl -men
a man who looks after boilers
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Around the time of the infamous May Blitz of WWII, a man who worked as the boiler-man at Croxteth Hall was returning from fire-watch duty one night in the Hall grounds, and as usual, his inquisitive young son was with him.
The boiler-man informed soldiers who were stationed at Croxteth Hall, and within a few dramatic minutes, an officer was ordering his troops to form a circle around the oak tree.
He recalls how his girlfriend's father encouraged his early ambition to become a Hollywood screenwriter by getting him a job as a cinema boiler-man.