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PARKSIDE PAYS OFF

Series

Series Name
Mining Review 17th Year

Issue

Issue No.
10
Date Released
Jun 1964
Length of issue (in feet)
780
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1PARKSIDE PAYS OFF
  2. 2LIGHT OUT OF DARKNESS
  3. 3THE CROWD ROARS
  4. 4ARTHUR HOLLAND

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 4
Summary
BFI synopsis: The opening of Parkside Colliery, Lancashire’s first new pit for over 30 years.
NCB Commentary - Parkside Colliery started sinking in 1957, the first new pit in Lancashire for over 30-years.
Seven years ago a foundation stone was laid on the site of the new colliery offices, as the flags flew and the band played.
And then it was down to work - down and down went the shaft-sinkers. They made two shafts, each over 2,600-feet deep.
Today, seven years and £13-million later, a brand new pit surrounds the foundation stone. And the first coal is coming out of Parkside.
Many of the men now working at Parkside have come from neighbouring pits which have closed down as their coal reserves have been worked out.
Parkside’s heritage for the future is 100-million tons of coal. In full production this means assured work for 2,000 men - and new prosperity for part of the Lancashire Coalfield.
Keywords
Buildings and structures; Mining; Energy resources
Locations
England; Lancashire
Written sources
British Film Institute Databases   Used for synopsis
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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