Film ID: YFA 3666 Video of YFA_3666 Wakefield Museum - Coal Bunker Demo WAKEFIELD MUSEUM - COAL BUNKER DEMO 1934 Visitor TabsDescription This film features a coal bunker demolition in Wakefield. The film opens with a shot of the bunker. Three men stand together to detonate the explosives. One of the men gives a signal for the explosion. The bunker falls, and after which, the men can be seen climbing over the rubble. Context The fascination of watching large-scale demolition with explosives is seen here as the demolition man pulls the switch to send a giant coal bunker crashing to the ground. This is a really intriguing film from Wakefield in 1934 which purports to show one of three huge coal bunkers being demolished. A crowd stands to witness the tower as it crashes to the ground, and then to walk over the remains. The mystery is where exactly this is, and, are they really coal bunkers? This film came as part of a collection from Wakefield Museum, with “Coal Bunker Demo”, marked on the can. So we don’t know what is being demolished or where, but the contents of the bunker look as if it might be bricks rather than coal.