Title ID 1323Collection ID250
TitleFire Defence Exhibition
DateJuly 1952
CollectionSurrey Fire Brigade
ThemePublic Services
KeywordsExhibitions Fire Services
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionSurrey Fire Brigade Film Unit
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration3min. 45sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An amateur film produced by the Surrey Fire Brigade Film Unit. The film includes scenes of a dignitary visiting a fire station to inspect the fireman. The main focus of the film is on the Fire Defence Exhibition at Bentalls department store with numerous shots of the displays and exhibits in the main hall.


Titles: "Produced & Filmed by the Surrey Fire Brigade Film Unit" & "Fire Defence Exhibition at Bentalls Kingston July 1952". The film opens with a shot of Bentalls department store. Men in uniform greet a visiting dignitary who then inspects the fireman who are on parade. Shot of two turntable ladders, fully extended; two firemen suspend a flag from the top. Shots of local dignitaries and fire chiefs giving speeches. Sign: "Fire Defence Exhibition, New Exhibition Hall". Various shots of displays and information boards relating to fire safety. Brief shot of an empty lecture hall. The film ends after more shots of the exhibition hall.