• Short Summary

    Good footage of a working coal mine in Bestwood, Nottingham.

  • Description

    Titles read: '"Black Diamonds" - A Coal Cameo. Filmed at Bestwood, Nottingham.'

    Bestwood, Nottingham.

    Various shots of a coal mine. Men arrive at the mine and travel down to the coal face to work there; drilling, shovelling and blasting coal. An explosive charge is set off to break down the coal for loading into trucks. The trucks go up to the surface and into the tippler machine, where the coal is tipped out to be cleaned and sorted by men. Commentator says the average age of the men working here is 27. At the end of the working day, the men return their safety lamps.

    Good footage of a working coal mine.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1066.24
    Media URN:
    37343
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:37:00 / 01:53:00:00
    Canister:
    PT 140

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