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  • Short Summary

    Welsh miners cast their votes in a strike ballot, they are demanding a reduction in the price of coal.

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    South Wales.

    Intertitle: "COAL CRISIS. Miners Ballot scenes in South Wales, where the majority are in favour of a strike".

    M/S of miners outside the colliery placing their votes into the ballot box.

    Still / Intertitle: "MINERS' FEDERATION OF GREAT BRITAIN. Ballot Vote. In view of the refusal of the Government to concede the claims of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain for a reduction in the price of Domestic Coal ... "

    More shots of miners voting. M/S of a group of miners posing by a coal cart at the entrance to the mine - they all wear flat caps and have coal dust on their faces - they have obviously just finished a day down the pit. M/S of miners chatting and smoking gathered around the colliery lift wheel.

    Note: The still of the ballot paper is used in story - MINERS VOTE -in G 698. AH 2000.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:03:00 / 01:52:27:00
    G 701

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