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  • Short Summary

    A big fire in Glasgow destroys Kelvin Hall and Kelvingrove Free Church. Scotland.

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    Item title reads - While the blaze was at its height. Pathe cameraman secures awe inspiring pictures of £250,000 fire that destroyed Kelvin Hall and Kelvingrove Free Church. Glasgow, Scotland.

    L/S of men pulling hoses along the road, the camera pans to firemen tackling the blaze. Smoke engulfs everything. The camera pans across the crowds who are stood well back. Men pull hoses along the road towards the fire. M/S of the burning building, the fire is through the windows, smoke obscures vision after this. M/S of the burning front door of the hall. M/S of firemen spraying the hall with water, the crowds run about.

    Two firemen chop at the debris as smoke surrounds them. L/S of shell of the ruined hall. M/S of firemen pulling tiles from a roof which has smoke coming from it. Various shots of the frame of the hall with smoke still pouring out. M/S of smoke through the windows of the church, the camera pans across. M/S of the fire through the stained glass windows which have been blown out. This is repeated with some extra shots of firemen tackling the blaze and climbing up the ladder.

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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:
    01:12:39:00 / 01:17:03:00
    G 1206

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