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Blackpool North Pier Fire, Pathe News, 1938.

Blackpool North Pier Fire, Pathe News, 1938.

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North Pier Pavillion Fire, Blackpool.
Sunday June 19th 1938

Produced by Pathe News, 1938.
Duration: 45 seconds.


Scenes include:

  •  Aerial shots of a fire on Blackpool's North Pier.
  • Commentator says the fire is thought to have started in the artists' dressing room at the Pavilion Theatre.
  • A crowd of people watch from the sea front.
  • Just the framework of the theatre remains as firemen put out the blaze with hoses.
  • Lawrence Wright, owner of the theatre, surveys the scene of destruction with two other men.
  • Long shot of Blackpool Tower.

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