• Short Summary

    Scenes of damage caused by exploding oxygen cylinders at a factory in Jarrow.

  • Description

    Jarrow, Tyne and Wear or Durham?.

    Various shots of the debris after a fire at an oxygen factory caused numerous oxygen cylinders to burst. Several cylinders with big tears in their sides are seen. Firemen use hoses (although the fire seems to have been out for quite a while) and pick through the rubble while a crowd of people watch. Various shots of windows in the area, broken by flying pieces of metal. A car is completely flattened by cylinders; a bicycle looks like it has been tied in a knot. Brief shot of a man standing outside a house; a bird in a cage hangs in the window.

    Note: title in paperwork says Durham but commentary says factory is in Jarrow.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:24:00 / 01:23:05:00

Comments (1)

  1. pmudditt says

    The title is correct as the location was Jarrow, County Durham which became Jarrow, Tyne and Wear in 1974 after the the Local Government Act 1972 created the Metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear from areas in Northumberland north of the river Tyne and areas of County Durham south of the river Tyne.

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