York window cleaner Sydney Rooth dresses up as Spiderman to fight grime

Spiderman’s fight against grime in York

Sydney Rooth cleaning windows in Poppleton Road, York, dressed as Spiderman

Sydney Rooth cleaning windows in Poppleton Road, York, dressed as Spiderman

First published in News

A WEB-SLINGING York window cleaner is winning new customers after deciding to do his rounds dressed up as comic book superhero Spiderman.

Sydney Rooth, of Poppleton, hit upon the idea after noticing he shared a birthday with Spiderman’s young alter ego, Peter Parker.

After finding a his red-and-blue costume on internet auction site eBay, 30-year-old Sydney said it was proving popular and was bringing in plenty of customers for his new business, SAS Style windowcleaners.

He said: “I work up ladders and at heights and I just thought it made perfect sense. I’m getting lots of work in since I went for out in the costume for the first time on Sunday.

“Kids love it. They don’t actually think I’m Spiderman, but they do shout up at me and want to know why I’m wearing the costume. It’s got me lots of work.”

Sydney, who recently moved to York from Newquay, said friends were initially sceptical about donning the costume and taking on the role of friendly neighbourhood Spiderman.

“Everybody who thought it was a silly idea now knows it’s taking off. One person said I wouldn’t get any work at all.”

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11:03am Wed 24 Apr 13

Overproof says...

Ha Ha - brilliant !
Ha Ha - brilliant ! Overproof
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11:22am Wed 24 Apr 13

Tim Cronin says...

I thought it was someone from that there `Fathers For Justice` for a moment.
I thought it was someone from that there `Fathers For Justice` for a moment. Tim Cronin
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12:05pm Wed 24 Apr 13

whitehorse says...

How do we hire him!? Awesome!
How do we hire him!? Awesome! whitehorse
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12:16pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Podlet says...

Can he clean from a ledge?
Just take a look in the hedge.
Hey there,
There falls the Spiderman.
Can he clean from a ledge? Just take a look in the hedge. Hey there, There falls the Spiderman. Podlet
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12:36pm Wed 24 Apr 13

glyn says...

Fair do's to him. How much would he pay for publicity like this?
Fair do's to him. How much would he pay for publicity like this? glyn
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12:36pm Wed 24 Apr 13

pedalling paul says...

Perhaps my doppleganger will spot him cleaning Holgate Windmill's windows.....

On closer inspection of the photosfr, the guy doesn't seem to have a vital facility in the groin area of his costume....... .
Perhaps my doppleganger will spot him cleaning Holgate Windmill's windows..... On closer inspection of the photosfr, the guy doesn't seem to have a vital facility in the groin area of his costume....... . pedalling paul
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1:38pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Podlet says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Perhaps my doppleganger will spot him cleaning Holgate Windmill's windows.....

On closer inspection of the photosfr, the guy doesn't seem to have a vital facility in the groin area of his costume....... .
Clearly too much time spent riding on a bike.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Perhaps my doppleganger will spot him cleaning Holgate Windmill's windows..... On closer inspection of the photosfr, the guy doesn't seem to have a vital facility in the groin area of his costume....... .[/p][/quote]Clearly too much time spent riding on a bike. Podlet
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2:05pm Wed 24 Apr 13

alfie says...

Brilliant idea!
Brilliant idea! alfie
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3:43pm Wed 24 Apr 13

MrsHoney says...

I saw him the other day on Poppleton Road and wondered if he'd be allowed to do that - you never know people can be very funny about copyright. It was amusing to see him though.
I saw him the other day on Poppleton Road and wondered if he'd be allowed to do that - you never know people can be very funny about copyright. It was amusing to see him though. MrsHoney
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1:47pm Tue 30 Apr 13

andrew kenzitt says...

Good on ya kid,hope all go well for ya.Give us a call sometime.Andy and Bailey
Good on ya kid,hope all go well for ya.Give us a call sometime.Andy and Bailey andrew kenzitt
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11:03am Sat 18 May 13

BooBaa says...

Very quirky has not got a clue about Health & Safety though .
Very quirky has not got a clue about Health & Safety though . BooBaa
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