• Short Summary

    An underground explosion claims the lives of miners from Cumberland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "104 Die in British Pit Disaster".

    Whitehaven, Cumberland.

    Pithead scenes taken at the William pit after the underground explosion in the coal mine.

    LS General views of Whitehaven, Cumberland.

    LS Scene at the pithead showing ambulances waiting.

    MS Ambulance workers loading ambulances.

    MS The Bishop of Penrith chatting to the rescue workers.

    CU A cage of canaries being held in a miners hand.

    CU Lord Hyndley, Chairman of the National Coal Board, chatting and shaking hands with, rescue workers.

    LS Elevated shot of wives and families waiting at the colliery.

    MS Men carrying bodies out on stretchers.

    LS Ambulances driving through a lane of anxious waiting people.

    MS Men carrying bodies out on stretchers and in coffins.

    LS ambulance driving through a lane of anxious waiting people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1193.08
    Media URN:
    41136
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:51:00 / 01:15:20:00
    Canister:
    47/67

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