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    London; Elstree, Hertfordshire; Wembley, Middlesex.

    Group of 35 miners from Water Haigh colliery, Leeds, visit Rugby League Cup Final at Wembley - sightseeing in London first (Hobart house,Trafalgar Square), then visiting ABPC studios, Elstree and meeting film personalities on sets of 'Top Secret' after match.

    SV. Miners leaving Strand Palace Hotel. Trafalgar Square - GS. Nelson's Column, pan down to base. STV.CU. Miners looking up. A/S Nelson Pan down to base. SV. Miners in front of lion. SCU. Miners on lion pointing. SV. Other miners feeding pigeons. SV. Group of miners holding Featherstone Mascot. GV. Trafalgar Square, pan down to miners resting by fountain.

    CU. National Coal Board Sign. SV. Hobart House (National Coal Board H.Q.) pan down to miners leaving. SV Miners getting on board coach.

    GV. Travel shot up Olympic Way. GV.B/V miners walking up Olympic Way. SV. Miners walking towards. CU. Miners buying rosettes. SV. Miners mounting stadium steps. SCU. Sign 'Ticket Holders Only' pan down to miners entering. GV. Guards Bands counter marching in stadium. SV. Teams taking field. GV. Crowd cheering. GV. Play - Featherstone in white. STV. Play, nice Featherstone team work stopped by Workington. CU. Man drinking from bottle CU. Pile up on touch line. SV. Crowd cheering. SV. Workington team down steps with cup.

    GV. ABPC Studios (ABPC Associated British Picture Corporation), Elstree, Hertfordshire. SV. Miners alighting from coach and being greeted by C. J. Latta (Managing Director) and Mr Goodlatte (MD of ABC cinemas). LV. Latta and Goodlatte greeting miners. CU. Latta shaking hands with miners. MV. Miners posing with film star Janette Scott and C.J. in front of studios. GV. Interior, miners seated at lunch. LV. Latta, Goodlatte and miners seated at table, pan to imitation pile of coal in centre. SV. Latta and co. eating. CU. Still of C. J. Latta in miners clothes. CU. Bob Slater with Goodlatte and Latta who are wearing miners' hats. MV. People at head of table. SCU. Mr. Goodlatte in miner's clothes (picture). LV. C.J. Latta talking. SV. Mr. Latta talking. SV. Miners applauding. MV. Bob Slater replying to Latta's speech. Miners rise and toast C.J. Latta. GV. Interior, guests seated at luncheon. SV. Miners seated at table. SV. Latta presenting bouquet to woman star. SV. Latta presenting bouquet to Janette Scott. Man dressed as miner walks into room and give out gifts - lumps of imitation coal - containing nylon stockings and a bottle of champagne. Girl pops out of large cake as surprise for miners.

    LV. Through windows, miners walking through lot. LV. Miners walking towards and entering property room. SV. Miners looking at properties. SCU. Christine Norden and miner holding dolls., SV. Miners looking at bent trumpet. SCU. Christine Norden looking at properties with miners. SV. Miner looking at Public Bar notice, pan to notice. SCU. Miners looking at designs for sets. CU. Designs for sets. SV. Towards, miners walking towards carpenters shop. MV. Miners in carpenters shop. SV. Miners looking at circular saw. GV. Miners assembled outside shop. LTV. Miners walking towards 'Top Secret' set. SV. Top view, miners walking onto set, pan to set. SV. Miners watching take. MV. Elevated, Latta, Goodlatte, W. A. Fielder (Gen Manager of Assoc. British Pathe Ltd,) and Co. watching, pan to set. SV. Joan Dowling and another star watching, pan to miners. LV. Actors on set. LV. Mario Zampi being introduced to miners. SV. Zampi being introduced to miners. SV. Miners listening. SV. Miners dressed in working clothes, on set being attended by girls. SV. Two miners talking to girl star Joan Dowling on set. Various shots of miners with girls.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:35:00 / 01:56:45:00
    52/34 (Special)
    Sort Number:
    52/034 Special
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
    1940s and 1950s mining Yorkshire miners Rugby League Challenge at Wembley
  • Stills

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