Film: 5038

Industry + Work | 1950 | Sound | B/W


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The life and community of the coal miner in the 1950's.

Coal fire and bellows. Cycling to work at dawn. Hilton Main colliery. Work clothes. Lamp house. Lamp checks and checks for no tobacco or matches. In the lift cage, walk to coal face, drilling shot holes, huge chain saw under cut. Coal blasted out, conveyor, roof fixed. Tubs on tracks, showers, canteen (lots of flat hats). The union representatives at work. Bell ringing in the village, organ playing. Miners painting. Appleby. Family go shooting. Mining Institutes. Miner Welfare Commission. Sports. Brass band. Concert hall, dance hall. Snooker, boxing. Women's Institute. Drama club. Welsh choir, Wales.

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