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  1. Coal Personalities

    Date released
    19 Aug 1926
    Series name
    Empire News Bulletin
    Issue no
    32
    NoS ID
    047502
    Story no
    7 / 10

    Slade catalogue entry: Coal. Miners Federation Meet Kingsway Hall. Open door to Peace. Mr Herbert Smith (Miners Pres.).

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  2. Dole Not Coal: The 1984 Miners’ Strike: The Strikers’ Story

    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL), £12.99

    This film pays testimony to the people and politicians supporting the strike, together with the cause and effect to the striking miners in a dispute unimaginable in modern Britain, but one that has seemingly...

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  3. British Coal workers to be made redundant (1992)

    Genre
    Vox pop

    Miners clocking on for the early shift at Kellingley pit react to British Coal planning possibly 1200 redundancies of miners at 4 Yorkshire pits including their own. British Coal will make the official...

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  4. Portsea Island Discs: Shep Woolley, folk artist and former sailor (1985)

    This week, Andy Ferriss interviews Shep Woolley, former naval gunnery instructor, now full time teller of stories, entertainer, folk singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and car removals specialist. His real...

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  5. Kent miners (1984)

    An interview with Kent coal miners and their wives, who talk about the social and financial problems of their daily life.

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  6. Skin and Coal (1987 Video)

    Director
    Claudine Boothe
    Producer
    Claudine Boothe
    Subject
    Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 53 min.

    Tells the story of black miners and their families in Doncaster, Leeds and Nottingham. Black miners have now established themselves within most jobs in the industry although, until relatively recently, some...

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  7. A J Cook, Miners’ Leader 1926 (1984 Video)

    Director
    Philip Priestly
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 20. min.

    Cook was national secretary of the Miners’ Federation in 1926. He is remembered by historian Paul Davies, Will Paynter, Dennis Skinner and Arthur Scargill. Comments on the General Strike are juxtaposed...

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  8. King Coal

    Date released
    1 Apr 1940
    Series name
    Pathetone Weekly
    Issue no
    522
    NoS ID
    124481
    Story no
    2 / 4
    Extras
    1 film clip

    A visit to the largest coal-miners in Italy, near Trieste. The pits have given employment to as many as seven thousand miners, and their working conditions are held up as a Continental model.

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  9. Day in the Life of a Coalminer, A (1910 Film)

    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    A typical working day in the mines of the early 1900s. The film captures the sweat and grime of the pits at a time when women and children took full share in the labour. A forerunner to today’s television...

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  10. Tinker (1949)

    Director
    Herbert P. J. Marshall
    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 73 minutes), £12.99

    A drama documentary (1949) about a young gypsy boy who enrols in the training school of the newly nationalised coal industry. The film was shot on location in the Durham mining villages with a...

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