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  • Short Summary

    Out takes (cuts, rushes) for story about a mining disaster - could be Markham or Barnsley.

  • Description

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    Various shots showing worried-looking women holding frowning babies as they wait for news of the men killed or injured in an explosion in the mine. Could relate to story MARKHAM PIT DISASTER in 38/38 or untitled story about Barnsley mine disaster in 38/38.

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    Film ID:
    965.27
    Media URN:
    17179
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1938
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:36:00 / 01:27:43:00
    Canister:
    38/38

Comments (1)

  1. m.s.thompson@btinternet.com says

    This is a reel taken at the Valleyfield pit disaster in Fife. 28 October 1939. The woman in the shawl at the left edge is my grandmother - Mary Thompson, holding her youngest son Hugh. My grandfather was on backshift and therefore not in the mine when disaster struck. 35 men died.

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