|Title ID||6391||Collection ID||855|
|Title||[Field Fire; Pagham Pram Race]|
|Date||[ca. late 1950s - 1960]|
|Theme||Family Life Leisure|
|Keywords||Accidents Fire Services Sport Roads Schools Urban Areas|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A short amateur film from the 1960s featuring a fire burning in a grain field and scenes from the Pagham Pram Race. The film also includes shots of a cricket match.
The film opens with shots of a fire burning in a field next to a main road; men are seen in the field trying to contain the fire. After a minute or so the Fire Brigade arrive at the scene in a fire engine. They roll out their hoses and extinguish the fire. The same men are then seen dampening down the fire, using brushes and spades.
Elsewhere, at a cricket match, children are seen with their mother buying ice creams from an ice cream van, and men and boys play a game of cricket on a field nearby.
The film cuts to scenes of Pagham Pram Race. Competitors pose in the road with their highly decorated prams and costumes can be seen preparing for the race. A girl holds a sign in the shape of a pram which reads: "Pagham Pram Race". Large crowds line the route of the race as the prams are pushed along the road. A competitor is seen lying on his back, exhausted, at the end of the race.