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Fire Turn Out

A Cumbrian fire brigade demonstrates its readiness

Amateur film 1899 1 mins Silent


Small this country town fire station may be, but it can still muster a fair number of firemen.

This is a more modest 'fire turn out film' than some of the very dramatic examples of this surprisingly popular early film genre. This one was made by pioneer filmmaker William Henry Youdale, so this may have been filmed in his home town of Cockermouth.