|Title ID||548||Collection ID||23|
|Title||[Bushey Fire Brigade; The Joke]|
|Keywords||Fire Services Buildings Motor Vehicles Outings Family|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Duration||3 min. 50 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Scenes of a building after a fire and an Inex Motion Picture comedy sketch, produced by Jack Ellam in the 1930s.
Gulls fly above moored boats in a harbour. "Bushey Fire Brigade" is seen on the side of a fire truck. Fire damage to a building is seen. There are no windows or roof, and the steel girders have collapsed. Rubble covers the ground and the brick of the walls is exposed. A toy boat is seen moving through the water. A fiction film follows.
A title card reads "Inex Motion Pictures Presents... The Joke." Intertitles follow; "Papa loved peace BUT... MAMMA loved picnics and so..." A man carrying an assortment of picnic baskets, cases, a cricket bat and a flask emerges from a house. A woman sits in the passenger seat of a motorcar, with to young boys in the back seat. "Hurry!" He throws the picnic equipment into the car in an exaggerated fashion.