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  • Short Summary

    Water is pumped into Auchengeich Colliery to tackle fire which killed 46 miners. Lanarkshire.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Pit disaster at Auchengeich Colliery, Chryston. Lanarkshire. Scotland.

    Various shots of colliery. CU notice. Various shots of crowd awaiting information including Salvation Army refreshment van and one of several Ministers. Various shots of small stream being dammed to provide water for pumps to flood the pit. Various shots of the pump and pipe leading into the pit.

    Various shots group outside colliery office awaiting information. LS smoke rising from pit. LS prayer group conducted by Reverend John Currie. Several shots of quiet streets, child with doll, group talking.

    Further shots of stream being dammed with everyone helping. MS officials of the Coal Board and Abe Moffat of Miners' Union at door of colliery office looking at pit plans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2748.16
    Media URN:
    81094
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1959
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:36:00 / 01:31:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 3270 F

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