A new ladder is tested out by the fire brigade. Birkenhead, Merseyside.
Item title reads - Wonderful new fire escape. Self-raising and self-swinging and effective at height of 85 feet - tried out. Birkenhead, Merseyside.
L/S as the mayor inspects fire officers in uniform. M/S as camera pans across them stood in front of their engines. M/S as they demonstrate a lifting technique on each other. L/S pan up the new ladder which extends at the top as it raises upwards. L/S of a man right at the top, with another a bit further down. M/S of a man being winched down from the top of it.