Full title reads: "COAL BOARD TURNS TEACHER".
Top shot of a training camp for workers from Europe who will work as miners. Two busses bringing new arrivals. Close up shot of a notice board 'Bottisham Hostel'. Close up shot of one of the newly arrivals (Bill from Yugoslavia)...
News in Nutshell visits the San Francisco Bay Bridge under construction, Nurnburg where a train recreates its journey of 100 years ago and Avonmouth to see a board cylinder in transit.
Coal shortages following nationalisation create problems for other industries.
Turning coal into gas in the pits makes poor mines workable - still under tests.
Pathe look into the closure of coal mines and the switch to the use of gas for heating.
Item showing village of Bottisham where mine training camp is situated. Cambridge.
Closure of remote railway line in Australia.
Events of 1921 - Irish treaty, mad stunts and newspapers at work.