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Turn Out of the Winsford Fire Brigade (1901)

The streets of the Cheshire town are lined with spectators to see their fire brigade.

Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent


Fire brigades clearly appealed to Mitchell and Kenyon, offering a sense of drama beyond that of ordinary street scenes. In this carefully staged event, the horse-drawn engine trundles past the camera, but most spectators seem more fascinated by the presence of the camera itself. The top-hatted showman can be seen in the penultimate shot, no doubt encouraging the mass waving which closes the film.