This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Footage of destruction caused by fires in Hartlepool, Cleveland.

  • Description

    West Hartlepool, Cleveland.

    Full titles read: "1,500 RENDERED HOMELESS - 80 acres of property wiped out, and damage over a million pounds in appalling fire."

    M/S of two firemen standing on smouldering logs of wood. L/S of two firemen holding large hospice, they spray stacked up logs with water. Several shots of firemen spraying water onto the fire.

    L/S of rail track with kink in it, part of the track is smouldering. L/S of the remains of train wagons and carriages and the burnt out shells of houses in the background. L/S of smouldering rail track. M/S of two men in flat caps loading a piano into back of horse drawn cart.

    L/S's of people on the side of the street, the horse drawn cart moves past, burnt houses can be seen in the background. M/S of small boys playing in the wreckage of the fires. M/S of of man serving a woman holding small child at market stall.

    Intertitle reads: "Like a prairie fire - the gale - driven sea of flame destroyed everything in its path." "After the fire had passed."

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:49:00 / 01:59:08:00
    G 839

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment