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Stafford: Spadework

Series

Series Name
Mining Review 3rd Year

Issue

Issue No.
7
Date Released
Mar 1950
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Northumberland: Side Line
  2. 2Stafford: Spadework
  3. 3Trawler
  4. 4New Horizons
  5. 5Welsh Rarebit

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 5
Summary
BFI Summary - Sir Ben Smith cuts first sod of shaft at Hem Heath, Staffordshire, on 25th January 1950.
NoS synopsis: Divisional Chairman of the West Midlands, Sir Ben Smith, cuts the first sod on a new ventilation shaft. It will, after two years, be the largest shaft in the division.
Keywords
Mining; Ceremonies
Locations
England; Staffordshire
Written sources
British Film Institute Databases
Viewing Copy - bfi screenonline   Used for Synopsis
Credits:
Production Co.
Documentary Technicians Alliance
Sponsor
National Coal Board

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