London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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Fire! October '63
Local emergency services spring into action to put out blaze and protect rubbernecking residents in Redbridge, north-east London
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It's 1963 and a fire is raging at a residence in Redbridge. On the scene with his 8mm camera is a local resident, who, from his vantage point, captures the frenetic scenes. After firemen tackle the blaze and police gain control of mischievous youths darting into the charred residence, it becomes clear that no one was hurt; cue a chance for children to examine a Dennis SLW178 fire engine.
This film is from the collection of Redbridge Museum, Local Studies and Archives, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.