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  • Short Summary

    Firemen demonstrate the use of their equipment - hoses, ladders, etc.

  • Description

    Handsworth Park, Birmingham.

    Title: "The City of Birmingham Fire Brigade Inter-Station competitions".

    M/S of a gentleman wearing a large medallion (the Mayor) inspecting a troop of firemen. M/S of the same man presenting awards to the firemen (small boxes - contains medals?).

    M/S of firemen detaching a large ladder on wheels from the back of a fire truck, part of a display taking place in a field in front of an audience. M/S of the firemen frantically extending the ladder by turning a handle. A fireman rushes up the extended ladder carrying a hose, the ladder is leant against some tall scaffolding. Panning shot follows another firemen up a smaller ladder against the scaffolding. The firemen rescues a mannequin which he slings over his shoulder as he descends.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:54:54. M/S of a panel of judges watching the display from behind a table covered in trophies. Various shots of firemen unravelling hoses from the back of a fire engine. Rest of shots are same or similar to those in cut part of the story.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:39:00 / 01:56:41:00
    G 1305

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