• Short Summary

    Vintage fire engine enthusiasts rush to a blazing lorry on a country road.

  • Description

    Billingshurst, West Sussex.

    Several shots of male garage attendants polishing and tinkering with old fire engines beside a petrol station. A woman rings a bell in the station and the men rush to climb onto two of the engines. They drive off through the town and into the countryside where a blazing lorry is standing by the side of a road. The men put the fire out with the hoses of the vintage engines. M/Ss of a man in an old-fashioned fireman uniform, driving a horse-drawn fire engine along the road and past the scene of the blaze.

    Note: head of the garage and group of enthusiasts is Paul Adorian.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    507.06
    Media URN:
    4606
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:11:00 / 01:18:27:00
    Canister:
    CP 563

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The location for this footage is the former Malaya Garage, on High Street in Billingshurst.

    Glimpsed in the opening split-second is a Dennis F101 fire engine, Reg. No. VYE 192.

    At 0:09 we see a Dennis Big 4 fire engine, Reg. No. JH 8235.

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