Striking miners discover and work little coal mines off their own.
Dudley, Staffordshire (West Midlands).
Title: "KEEPING THE HOME FIRES BURNING. Miners on strike discover and work little mines of their own".
Panning shot over a sloping field, many small holes have been dug in it, miners and their ponies sit around them. Panning shot showing a man standing in one of the holes, he passes a bucket of dirt to another man who sieves it. There are little bonfires all over the field.
High angled shot looking down into a small pit (about 10 feet deep). Two men sit in the bottom of it, one uses a pickaxe to chip at the pit walls. M/S of the man using the axe. M/S of a lad at the top of a pit using a pulley to lift buckets of dirt. The dirt is passed to another man to sieve. Various shots of dirt being lifted from the mini-pits, a horse and cart waits in the background to be loaded with coal.
More shots of the temporary mining process. Many shots are same as those used earlier, looks like cuts / out takes.