• Short Summary

    Good study of a large stone quarry in Carnarvonshire, Wales.

  • Description

    Penmaenmawr Mountain, Carnarvonshire, Wales.

    Shots of rock face from village.

    High angle shots of stone quarry.

    Shots of truck being pulled up steep track by chains. Men at the top unhook the truck.

    View from the top of the mountain.

    More WS of the quarry. Shots of two men climbing up the quarry side.

    Shots of explosion as rock is blasted from the quarry.

    Shots of men working with drills to make holes in the rock. A man prepares explosives for the blasting process. He walks around the rock placing explosives in holes in the rock face. LS of explosions.

    Shots of a large digger picking up rock. The mechanical shovel loads the rock into wagons.

    Shots of trucks being lowered full of rock down the mountainside.

    High angle shot of quarry waterfront with two ships waiting at the quay.

    Shots of men working with hammers and wedges to break the stones into square blocks called 'Setts'. CU of small stone block. Shots of piles of stone ready to be shipped.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1226.13
    Media URN:
    41785
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:49:00 / 01:23:53:00
    Canister:
    NSP 38

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