• Short Summary

    An explosion in a coal mine in Cumbria claims 28 lives. Corpses are carried from the pit.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Whitehaven. Again 'King Coal' takes Toll. 28 miners lose their lives in terrible explosion two miles under sea from the shaft of the Haig Pit."

    Whitehaven, Cumbria.

    Shots of miners gathered outside colliery building. Members of the Salvation Army and St. John's Ambulance are also there.

    A body is carried along on a stretcher by miners. Two policemen salute as the corpse passes. Another body is carried into a building.

    (The voiceover explains that the disaster in coal mine took place in a seam cut out under the sea. As well as an explosion there was a problem with gas.)

    Version also on tape PM0709 - looks the same.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    757.23
    Media URN:
    8328
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:57:00 / 01:41:50:00
    Canister:
    31/11

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