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Slide set: The fireman's wedding (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 21 slides, 1902)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Intro. with Title
Slide 2
What are we looking at, Guv'nor? Well, you see that carriage and pair
Slide 3
One night I was fast getting drowsy and thinking of going to bed
Slide 4
So I jumped up and opened the window; it's a fire sure enough
Slide 5
I kicked off my old carpet slippers, and on with my boots in a jiff
Slide 6
I followed the crowd, and it brought me in front of the house in a blaze
Slide 7
The firemen were shouting their loudest and unwinding great lengths of hose
Slide 8
The flames leaped up higher and higher
Slide 9
I shall never forget the excitement
Slide 10
And there was the face at the window
Slide 11
The ladder was put at the window
Slide 12
When up sprang a sturdy young fireman
Slide 13
We saw him go in at the window
Slide 14
We saw nothing more for a moment
Slide 15
And on his broad shoulder was lying
Slide 16
He got on the top of the ladder
Slide 17
But just as he got to the middle
Slide 18
Then sprang with a cry to the ground
Slide 19
I took off my old hat and waved it
Slide 20
And now, sir, they're going to get married
Slide 21
Stand back, lads! stand back! here they are
Other related organisation

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 965)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

W.A. Eaton, The fireman's wedding (Sheffield: John Ward, n.d.)

Related slide sets

see also The fireman (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 14 slides, 1902)

see generic title The fireman's wedding (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

A number of the slides in this set also appear in The fireman from the same year, though reversed.

21 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001976

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 May 2023

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