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SING IT ABROAD

Series

Series Name
Mining Review 17th Year

Issue

Issue No.
4
Date Released
Dec 1963
Length of issue (in feet)
968
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1SING IT ABROAD
  2. 2TROUT AGAIN
  3. 3SUPPLY VEHICLE
  4. 4TIME IN THE SUN

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 4
Summary
BFI synopsis: The Treorchy Miners’ choir visits Zurich during British fortnight.
NCB Commentary - Last summer Zurich was the setting for a fortnight of British Trade and Culture.
At mid-night, from a rain-swept town in the South Wales Rhondda Valley, the Treorchy Miners Choir, left by coach for London Airport.
When their chartered plane touched down next day at Zurich - it wasn’t raining and the sun wasn’t exactly shining - but the men were in good voice.
Before the Lord Mayor of London, the Fortnight’s attractions included a military parade. And here’s a London bus - almost empty, for a change.
In pit-prop straight ranks marched the singing miners from Treorchy.
The rains came - it was just like home - in time for a concert in the park.
But it takes more than rain to damp the spirits of the men from Treorchy under John Haydn Davies.
The men have been singing all their lives - whatever the weather and wherever their fine reputation takes them.
Keywords
Music and dance; Entertainment and leisure; Weather; Mining
Locations
Switzerland; Zurich
Written sources
British Film Institute Databases   Used for synopsis
The British National Film Catalogue   Vol.2 1964, p.55
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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