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    St Austell, Cornwall.

    At the Little Treviscoe Pit we see various shots of a china clay works. Heaps of china clay are piled about the landscape. High pressure water hoses wash the clay down from the pit walls. The liquid clay runs down the cliff, mixing with sand as it goes into a basin. It is then is pumped into the micas, a system of long channels. A man pushes the clay along with a wooden pole.

    Two men covered in clay shovel thick clay from a pit into a wagon, then pull the cart along a track. Inside a drying shed the clay is tipped out into kilns and is seen bubbling as it dries.

    At Fowey we see brief and dark shots of ships being loaded with dried clay.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    34093
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1247.12
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:55:00 / 01:22:02:00
    Canister:
    NP 178
    Sort Number:
    NP 178
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    cornwall Cornwall 1940s and 1950s mining Cornwall
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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