Barking Library Fire
S-VHS (Super VHS) Colour Sound c.1967 4:53
Summary: Film of a devastating fire at a library in Barking.
Title number: 3405
Description: The library on Ripple Road in Barking is filmed with smoke and flames coming from its roof. A raft of fire engines on Ripple Road, train water hoses on the elegant Victorian building. Some hoses shoot water from the ground, while fireman on high ladders direct more from above. The fire brigade appear to have some success in extinguishing the visible flames, but smoke is continuing to pour out of the roof as the film ends.
Further information: A video copy of a film original.
Keywords: Fire services; Libraries
In galleries: International Firefighters' Day
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Barking and Dagenham; Barking
Josie Eyres wrote on February 8, 2019:The Library might have been pulled down to make way for Vicarage Fields
Mark wrote on May 28, 2018:I remember the fire well my mum worked opposite in the shop called simons