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