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  1. Bestwood Training Centre

    Date released
    Oct 1947
    Series name
    Mining Review 1st Year
    Issue no
    2
    NoS ID
    334725
    Story no
    1 / 4

    BFI synopsis: Bestwood Training Centre in Nottinghamshire COI Commentary - These lades are going to be miners, but how are they going to learn the job? Should they be sent straight down the pit, where...

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  2. Open Cast Mining

    Date released
    Oct 1947
    Series name
    Mining Review 1st Year
    Issue no
    2
    NoS ID
    334726
    Story no
    2 / 4

    BFI synopsis: opencast mining for coal COI Commentary - It’s Easter in Workington, on the Cumberland Coast, and everyone is waiting for the start of the historic annual football match between the Uppies...

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  3. Workington Football

    Date released
    Oct 1947
    Series name
    Mining Review 1st Year
    Issue no
    2
    NoS ID
    334727
    Story no
    3 / 4

    BFI synopsis: A football match at Workington COI Commentary - COMMENTARY: Today, every available method is being used to back up the miners in their drive for more coal. In the South Wales coalfield,...

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  4. Welsh Debate

    Date released
    Oct 1947
    Series name
    Mining Review 1st Year
    Issue no
    2
    NoS ID
    334728
    Story no
    4 / 4

    NoS synopsis: This staged debate shows members of the Lodge Committee of the Cwmgrach Empire Colliery discussing issues concerning mining machinery - the main question being whether they’re being...

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  5. Swadlincote

    Date released
    Nov 1947
    Series name
    Mining Review 1st Year
    Issue no
    3
    NoS ID
    334730
    Story no
    2 / 3

    BFI Summary - Soil subsidence caused by mining operations. COI Commentary - Amidst the beautiful scenery of South Derbyshire lies the town of Swadlincote ... but Swadlincote itself is not so beautiful! For...

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  6. The Forrest of Dean

    Date released
    Dec 1947
    Series name
    Mining Review 1st Year
    Issue no
    4
    NoS ID
    334733
    Story no
    1 / 3

    BFI Summary - The free miners of the Forest of Dean. COI Commentary - The Royal Forrest of Dean is a national beauty spot - yet can boast a coal mining industry, worked by ancient privilege, since the time...

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  7. Shepherds from the mine

    Date released
    Dec 1947
    Series name
    Mining Review 1st Year
    Issue no
    4
    NoS ID
    334734
    Story no
    2 / 3

    BFI Summary - A miner who is also a shepherd. COI Commentary - Of course, there is other coal in Gloucestershire, and modern means of getting it. Here the shifts are changing at one of the larger collieries....

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  8. Denby Washery

    Date released
    Dec 1947
    Series name
    Mining Review 1st Year
    Issue no
    4
    NoS ID
    334735
    Story no
    3 / 3

    BFI Summary - The coal washeries at Denbigh. COI Commentary - To the Denby Hall Washery in Nottinghamshire, come trucks from three local collieries. Eventually, when drifts have been dug, the coal will...

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