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Fire Brigade

Classic early fire brigade turn-out film sees engines emerge from fire station

Non-Fiction 1896 Silent


This looks like the Newcastle fire station, as seen in Mitchell and Kenyon’s Turn Out of the Newcastle Fire Brigade (1901). Whether this is an earlier film as recorded, or part of the same footage, will probably remain a mystery. It's one of many fire brigade demonstrations films, which were clearly popular in the medium's early days.