• Short Summary

    Public sympathy aroused through chance revelation of plight of dying miner.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "COAL CLAIMS ITS PRICE".

    Taffs Well, South Wales.

    Close up shot of a page of the "Observer" with photograph of a miner. Close up shot of a sign Taffs Well. Long shot of pit wheel turning. Long shot of pit - men coming out. General view of the pit - men coming out. Men handing in lamps. Close up shot of miner handing out lamp. Close up shot of two men smoking and talking Long shot of men hopping lifts on trucks. Men walking up street. The men stop to look in window. Close up shot of miner James Bishop in bed smoking helped by wife. He is dying of syllicosis (sp?). Close up shot of a picture on wall. Close up shot of wife rubbing his hands. Daughter opening parcels. Daughter of James Bishop opening parcels. Close up shot of the letters on bed. General view of wife at bedside reading letters. Close up shot of the wife reading letters. Bishop opening eyes. Son answering letters. Close up shot of son answering letters. Panning shot of James Bishop being fed. Panning shot of picture of Bishop being fed. Close up shot of Bishop and wife smiling at camera.

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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:
    01:14:25:00 / 01:15:46:00

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