• Short Summary

    Touching piece featuring the Haswell Moor Aged Miners Home Choir singing for Pathe.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Haswell Moor, Northumberland. In the evening of their days! The Aged Miners Choir are still doing their bit - (in 38 concerts they have raised £520!) - and the Pathe Gazette counts it an honour to be able to put it on record - particularly at 'the festive season'!"

    Haswell Moor, Northumberland (possibly now County Durham).

    An elderly gentleman stands in front of a group of men and women. He explains that they are a group who belong to the Haswell Moor Aged Miners Homes. The average age of the group is about 70.

    The group, with their violinist providing accompaniment, sing some hymns - I can't figure out what they are singing except that it has lots of 'Alleluias' in it, and they are not very tuneful. Some nice C/U of the old singers giving their all.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary) Pictures run out before end of sound.

    This is a great piece - the clothes and faces are really illustrative of the elderly people of Northern mining communities of the time.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    689.14
    Media URN:
    5274
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:41:00 / 01:22:13:00
    Canister:
    32/102

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