• Short Summary

    Mining subsidence in a Swadlincote causes buildings to fall apart and roads to slope.

  • Description

    Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

    L/S of a coal mine. Camera pans from this to houses. C/U of sign reading "Mining Subsidence - Dangerous Road Surface". Camera follows car as it goes over bumpy road.

    Various shots of houses that are falling apart due to subsidence. House with scaffolding around it; men work on it. Two men hold a plank by the road to show how much it has fallen. Children play in a school playground. School building is held up by scaffolding.

    In the Public Library we see beams of wood that have split from the walls of the building. A woman wheels a trolley of books along. When she lets go, the trolley runs away over the sloping floor. Several more shots of damaged buildings with cracked walls. Men work on a house held up by scaffolding. Several shots of cracks in walls and sloping windowsills.

    Interior shot of two men look at a model site of new houses. Exterior shot of men looking at plans of the new housing site. Pan across the workmen building new houses. L/Ss of the new houses. L/S of the town of Swadlincote.

    Notes and cuttings on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1353.08
    Media URN:
    44547
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:14:00 / 01:13:13:00
    Canister:
    NP 531

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