• Short Summary

    Converted warehouse in South Wales is model coal pit to train young miners.

  • Description

    Aberraman Training Mine, Glamorgan, South Wales.

    Various shots group of teenage boys in mining helmets walking towards large warehouse. The warehouse has all its windows bricked up - it is now used as a model coal pit to train young miners.

    M/S boys climbing ladder steps into first floor. C/U of instructor teaching mining student to put up wooden pit props. M/S of more boys learning to lay rail tracks inside pretend tunnel. Various shots boys and instructor crouching in front of concrete wall painted black - a fake coal face. M/S boys stacking sand bags - they are learning how to make supports for roof of "tunnel". Various shots of boys shovelling coal from shaker and conveyor belt. C/U boys and instructor eating sandwiches.

    Note: also spelt Aberaman.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1355.14
    Media URN:
    44603
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:00:00 / 01:30:32:00
    Canister:
    NP 223

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