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YORKSHIRE DOUBLE

Series

Series Name
Mining Review 17th Year

Issue

Issue No.
1
Date Released
Sep 1963
Length of issue (in feet)
889
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1COAL SHIFT
  2. 2IN THE SUN
  3. 3BOOM
  4. 4YORKSHIRE DOUBLE

Story

Story No. within this Issue
4 / 4
Summary
BFI synopsis: trained First Aid Teams from mines all over the country compete in the National First Aid Competition held at Blackpool (889ft).
NCB Commentary - Daw Mill may not be on the sea - but this place is - and it doesn’t need Gracie Fields to tell you where.
At Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, where the cinema screen usually hangs in the Pavilion Cinema, a coal face was being built on stage, in readiness for the N.C.B. National First Aid Competitions ... Soon to be manned by miners provided by the Casualties Union, whose members are skilled in staging accidents, the art of make-up and accident symptoms.
The coal face is ready. With no foreknowledge of what was awaiting them - the senior competing teams from the nine divisions were isolated until their turn came.
Throughout the day the Coal Board’s first aid films were on continuous view - on a new non-stop projector which can be used almost anywhere.
The competition gets under way. Beneath the watchful eyes of the judges the teams came on stage, to carry out the tasks they would do in a real emergency. Points were awarded for solving the casualty and safety problems.
The senoir team from Yorkshire’s Grimethorpe Colliery, for the second year in succession, had won the major award. And when it was all over no bones had been broken - just records smashed.
Researcher Comments
Numbered 391 by the NCB.
Keywords
Education and training; Health and medicine; Competitions
Locations
England; Lancashire; Blackpool
Written sources
British Film Institute Databases   Used for synopsis
The British National Film Catalogue   Vol.1 1963, p.56
The National Archives COAL 32   /13 Scripts for Mining Review, 1960-1963
Credits:
Sponsor
National Coal Board
Production Co.
National Coal Board Film Unit

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