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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

Amateur film 1962 2 mins Silent

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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.