• Short Summary

    Pathe look into the closure of coal mines and the switch to the use of gas for heating.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "36 Mines Must Close"

    Various shots of coal mining scenes in Nottinghamshire. Rail trucks and pit head working. Shots of coal miners working underground. Various shots of coal being loaded into storage dumps.

    CU Sign on pillar "National Coal Board" at Hobart House, London.

    Int. Pathe's Bill Symon interviews NCB representative.

    GV Interior and nearer shot: of the turbo generators at the Tilbury Power Station. GV out of use coal conveyors. GV Hugh turbine control room. SV Operator at controls. CU Operator. CU Oil fuel pressure pump gauge.

    Various shots of man checking gauge on oil burning central heating system. Int shots of man turning control on central heating system. Man checks radiators in house.

    CU Sign 'The National Union of Mineworkers".

    SV interior; Bill Symon interviewing NUM General Secretary Arthur Horner. CU Horner listening to question and replying. SV Bill Symon asking another question. CU Horner replying. Horner suggests abolishing Open Cast mining and slow down the burning of oil instead of coal.

    Various shots of large amounts of coal being poured onto pile.

    Shots of miners on surface at pit.

    Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:27:00 / 01:04:54:00

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