A close look at the process of mining salt in Cheshire.
Meadow Bank salt mine, Cheshire.
M/S pit head. L/S exterior of the mine. L/S interior, it is cavernous and dark. M/S moving railway truck. M/S two men with drill, C/U drill boring. M/S as the man stops drilling, another approaches the hole with stick dynamite and a pole. C/U as he inserts the explosive. C/U man's face, then M/S as he walks away. M/S as man carries flex, turns, and cups hands round mouth. M/S as men leave work and walk to shelter.
C/U as man adjusts ignition mechanism, lifts plunger and detonates. M/S explosion and falling rock. C/U as men walk from safety. Elevation shot men prising lumps of rock by hand. L/S panning shot down rock face, then men shovelling. C/U lump of rock as hammer falls. L/S of man loading the rocks onto truck. M/S of man shovelling, others tip rocks from barrow. C/U rock wall. Various shots of a man eating a sandwich sprinkled with salt. Top view panning shot of men piling large rock lumps. M/S as they are loaded onto truck, C/U of the driver. M/S moving truck. A truck approaches the cage and enters. A man pulls on signal rope and the cage moves. Travel shot of cage rising. L/S men moving truck past "points" on a long track, then tipping it out. C/U's as rocks tumble down chute into hold.