Fire-Damaged Street

  • Description

    Photograph of the aftermath of Hartlepool's Great Timber Yard Fire in 1922. This image shows a street of houses destroyed during the fire, along with railway lines, buckled by the intensity of the flames. Residents can be seen beginning to return to their homes, in an attempt to recover any lost, or undamaged belongings. Despite the fact that the efforts of firefighters meant that many residents were able to move furniture and other possessions to safety in nearby schools and other buildings, many householders, who were not so lucky, were still left with nothing. Even those objects which had been resecued were all to often never recovered, lost during the panic and confusion. Photograph Collection No : 291 Images from Hartlepool Cultural Services that are part of The Commons on Flickr are labeled 'no known copyright restrictions' indicating that Hartlepool Cultural Services is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on these images either because the copyright is waived or the term of copyright has expired. Commercial use of images is not permitted. Applications for commercial use or for higher quality reproductions should be made to Hartlepool Cultural Services, Sir William Gray House, Clarence Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8BT. When using the images please credit 'Hartlepool Cultural Services'.
  • Owner

    Museum of Hartlepool
  • Source

    Hartlepool Museum (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? No known copyright restrictions
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 years, 5 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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