• Short Summary

    View of slate quarry in Wales - new techniques for making bricks from slate rubble.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "North Wales. Old Craft Learns New Ways".


    GV Panning shot of the Dorothea Slate Quarry. SV Sign board in front of huge pile of slate. GV Three men wheeling large lump of quarried slate into building. SV Panning shot of same. GV Interior shot as the men wheel slate towards camera, pans to workings inside building where the slate is sawn, split and made into slates for roofs. CU Circular saw cutting through lump of slate. LV Man seated and splitting block of slate. CU He splits the block in half. CU Man. CU Splitting of very thin piece of slate into two slates for roof.

    SV Man carefully separating the split section with special tool, the two pieces separate. GV Dinorwick Quarry where bricks are made. LV Interior shot of men throwing lumps of slate into crushing machine. CU Slate being crushed. LV Men working at the brick making machine. CU Brick making machine revolving and bricks being pushed up at intervals and being collected by the men and stacked. CU Hands holding brick. GV Dinorwick Quarry showing bricks and slates piled up.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:15:00 / 01:20:22:00

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