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Film: 'Turn Out of the Cardiff Fire Brigade' (1924)

Black and white silent movie of the Cardiff Fire Brigade held by the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales.

This footage, although brief, was filmed at Cardiff Fire Station in 1924. Unfortunately, we do not know who shot the footage or if the footage was longer than the existing 5 minutes, but it is safe to say that the film was produced for a specific reason in mind, perhaps as a short shown before a main feature in the cinema? In the film a young man alerts the fire brigade from a street 'telephone' and the firemen at the Cardiff station spring into action. In the filmed scenes the fire brigade are dosing a building with jets of pressured water although the fire appears to be have been extinguished by the time the footage was filmed. As a finale, we are introduced to Superintendent G. A. Bainbridge and officers who participated in putting out the fire. Two clips from the film are shown here.

First clip from the film 'Turn Out of the Cardiff Fire Brigade' (1924)

First clip from the film 'Turn Out of the Cardiff Fire Brigade' (1924)

The Cardiff Fire Brigade are seen rushing to an emergency in a cloud of dust....  Read more and watch the film>

Second clip from the film 'Turn Out of the Cardiff Fire Brigade' (1924)

Second clip from the film 'Turn Out of the Cardiff Fire Brigade' (1924)

Carrying on from the previous clip, the Cardiff Fire Brigade are filmed extinguishing a burning building. At the end of the clip we are introduced to Superintendent G. A. Bainbridge and the officers...  Read more and watch the film>

 
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