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The miners’ song

Series

Series Name
Mining Review 1st Year

Issue

Issue No.
1
Date Released
Sep 1947
Length of issue (in feet)
796
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Cutter loader
  2. 2Five day week?
  3. 3The miners’ song

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 3
Summary
BFI synopsis: Carroll Levis presents a miners song.
COI Commentary - Today we salute the miners who have the tremendous task of bringing coal to us in this day of need. I have written the Miners Song, as a tribute to the magnificent spirit of these brave men. James Hetherington’s father was a Durham miner, and my father was a miner too, and this is a special arrangement by Hal Evans, himself an ex-miner; but whoever you are, join James Hetherington and the Male Choir and sing "Sing The Miners Song"
Keywords
Music and dance; Mining
Written sources
The National Archives INF 6   /386
British Film Institute Databases   Used for synopsis
Viewing Copy - bfi screenonline
Hogenkamp, A. P., unpublished DPhil thesis   pxi.
BFI Screenonline synopsis   ID No.474468
Credits:
Production Co.
Crown Film Unit
Camera
Fred Gamage
Director
Graham Wallace
Cutter
Jocelyn Jackson
Cutter
John Legard
Producer
John Taylor
Sound
K. Scrivener
Camera
Kenneth Reeves
Commentator
Maurice Denham
Sponsor
Ministry of Fuel and Power
Camera
William Chaston

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