Ladies' Fire Brigade

1915 , Norwich (Norfolk)

Ladies' Fire Brigade

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The women's fire brigade of Chamberlin's Department Store, Norwich.

The first shot shows a fire drill. Women are escaping from upstairs windows of Chamberlin's Department Store by rope.The second shot, also of a fire drill, shows the Ladies' Fire Brigade tackling a fire at a double fronted Georgian House. They have to pump water by hand. They then join in a circle and catch people in a blanket as they jump from upstairs windows. The final shots are of the brigade posed for the camera. They remove their helmets and smile and wave.

Featured Buildings

Chamberlin's Department Store

Keywords

Emergency services; Fire-fighting; Shop-workers; World War I; Women

Background Information

The following intertitle appeared on the front of the film but was not recorded on this copy.: Employees of drapery store Norwich give practical demonstration of their abilities as fire fighters. The women were employees of Chamberlins. They were trained by the fire brigade.

Manifestations

Ladies' Fire Brigade

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    Barcode
    INV239629
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1940
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    Unknown
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    21/08/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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    Unknown
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    21/08/2008
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    0:01:55
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    N
    Modification Date
    12/08/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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    Sound
    silent
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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
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    bw
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    Identifier
    Image Polarity
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    566282
    Sound
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    INV450042
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
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    INV213318
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    VP-631
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:01:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563760

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