• Short Summary

    Search for 13 miners trapped in collapsed mine shaft. New Cumnock.

  • Description

    Search for the 13. New Cumnock in Ayrshire, Scotland.

    GV Knockshinnoch. GV Miners houses in Knockshinnoch. GV Knockshinnoch coal mine. MV Miners standing around waiting for orders. SV Mr. Philip Noel-Baker talking to officials. SV Miners moving off to crater. CU Pan mining experts walking to crater. LV Miners in crater. MV Miners around sheltered shaft in crater. MV Miners climbing down crater with aid of rope. SV Mine manager and officials looking into crater. CU Mine manager. LV Miners passing pit-props down crater man to man. LV Miners passing pit-props. Large prop rolling down crater.

    SV Miners around covered shaft in crater. SV Women looking on. CU Two women looking on. MV Miners around covered shaft in crater ladder being pulled into position. GV Houses of Knockshinnoch. MV Towards, people leaving church after service. CU Towards two women leaving church followed by man in bowler hat. SV. Women outside church talking. CU Notice - 'Hospital'. LV Men coming out of hospital. SCU Three rescued men. William Bickerton in centre. James White on right. CU Two survivors left to right: Allan Stalker and Robert McAughtrie. CU Rescued man - William Patterson. CU Robert Coyle, survivor SV Countryside, showing fast-flowing river. CU Swirling of river. LV Miners digging trench across field to carry off. water.

    SV Miners digging ditch across field, ankle-deep in water CU Foot digging spade into water, pan to second spade. Man bends down and picks up sod. MV. Pan bog excavator. SV Gang of miners digging ditch. GV Trucks, hay, etc., in crater. CU Two miners looking on. MV Miners working at covered shaft in crater. SV Men looking on. LV Engineers at Knockshinnoch pit-head, fixing up apparatus to withdraw sludge. MV Two Salvation Army women visiting bereaved woman, at John Dalziel's home in Line Road. SV Two Salvation Army men waiting outside gate. CU Nameplate - 'Football Row'. GV Football Row. SCU Two women standing at door of football Row cottage.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:19:00 / 02:03:04:00

Comments (1)

  1. Yannick says

    James White, a survivor featured in this film, was my Grandfather. He lost his brother John in the disaster.

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