Wrinch Fire

1928 , Ipswich (Suffolk)

No video

There’s no web video for this work.

Please do get in contact to discuss other ways you could view this work.

The fire at Wrinch & Sons Cabinet Makers, 1928

This film shows the devastating fire at Wrinch & Sons on Portman Road on July 7th, 1928. The film shows shots of the fire burning during the night. Fire crews are tackling the blaze. There follow day time shots of the smouldering wreckage, still being hosed by fire-fighters. There are shots of the crowd, viewing the destruction through the railings and then shots of the Labour Exchange next door. This was also ruined.

Featured Buildings

Wrinch & Sons Factory, Portman Road; Ruins of Ministry of Labour Employment Exchange

Featured Events

The fire at Wrinch & Sons Cabinet Makers, 1928

Keywords

Fire; The Labour Exchange; Wrinch & Sons

Intertitles

Wrinch & Sons Cabinet Makers. Works burnt to the ground. 300 hands thrown out of employment. The Labour Exchange was also gutted.

Background Information

Wrinch & Sons were established in 1859. In 1928, the company manufactured garden seats and tents. Later they traded from a factory in Nacton Road. The fire also damaged part of the fencing of Portman Road Football ground as well as destroying the Labour Exchange. On the heights of Alexandra Park, where the Co-operative Fete was being held, thousands of people saw the pall of smoke and the flames leaping upwards. Many flocked to Portman Road to watch the firemen at work. The damage to Wrinch's property was estimated at more than £50,000 and nearly 200 workers were thrown out of employment by the fire. The employees at Wrinch & Sons are referred to as hands, a typical description from the industrial revolution. It is accepted that as the factory has burned down these men will automatically be out of work. (T. Knighton, 1996.)

Manifestations

Wrinch Fire

  • Barcode
    INV326026
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:31
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727537
  • Barcode
    INV383458
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:31
    Modification Date
    20/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    726504
  • Barcode
    INV382405
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:31
    Modification Date
    20/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    726451
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV313203
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:00:58
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    711063
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV217019
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:00
    Modification Date
    11/01/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    699738
  • Barcode
    INV287826
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-295
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:01:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562806
  • Barcode
    INV??1300
    Canonical Identifier
    B-391
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562142
    Sound
    silent
  • Barcode
    INV??1299
    Canonical Identifier
    B-331
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    N
    Identification Notes
    Neg / Pos Type (data migration 25/06/2021): dupe
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562141
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV216899
    Canonical Identifier
    A-1680
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    35mm full gate film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561352
    Sound
    silent

Copyright restrictions apply.

Please see our terms of use. Films on this website are provided for personal viewing. Should you wish to use the films in any other way please contact eafa@uea.ac.uk

terms of use

The data for this page was generated on 19/05/2022 16:07:20+00:00. Click to regenerate this page .