• Short Summary

    Bleak shots of coal mining community after 19 lives are lost in mining accident.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Leigh. Lancashire Pit Disaster. Nineteen lose their lives in strange and terrible accident at Bickershaw Colliery."

    Leigh, Lancashire.

    Intertitle reads: "Donations to the Relief Fund for the many who have lost their relatives & bread winners - should be sent to ... The Mayor of Leigh, Leigh, Lancashire."

    Pan across the pit head building of the Bickershaw Colliery. Smoke rises from the chimneys. The winding gear and pit head workings are visible.

    Group of men stand solemnly in the street. Almost to a man they are wearing cloth caps and macs or jackets.

    Closer shot of coal mine property.

    A small group of people walk out (possibly including widows).

    (Music only on sound track - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    685.04
    Media URN:
    5174
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:10:00 / 01:05:05:00
    Canister:
    32/82

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