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Mining Review: 5th Year (1951-52)

The fifth year of the coal industry's own newsreel

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This is a complete list of items screened during Mining Review's fifth year:

September 1951 - No. 1

The Key To Power
Festival of Britain exhibition of Industrial Power at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

Royal Champions
Pit ponies at the Royal Agricultural show, Cambridge.

The Lampton Worm
A new pit tub tippler at Lambton colliery, County Durham.

October 1951 - No. 2

Mining Review Interviews NCB Chairman
Sir Hubert Houldsworth speaks to camera.

Space Heating
A heat pump at the Royal Festival Hall.

Road To Recovery
A rehabilitation centre at Uddingston, Lanarkshire.

Shale Speedway
Mines by-products used at speedway in Hanley, Staffordshire.

November 1951 - No. 3

Cruising Up The River
Barge transport of coal to London's power stations, following the journey from Dartford to the power station at Kingston using Thames barge the Tyburn Brook.

Shaft Maintenance
Shaft maintenance at night at Kirkby Colliery (East Midlands).

Champion Amateur
Miner Willie Pierce competes in World Amateur Billiards, seen competing in friendly match with Australian Robert Marshall.

New Boys
Residential training centre for future miners in Scotland - Dungavel House (Strathaven) and the training pit at Kames Colliery.

December 1951 - No. 4

Miners' Pensions
An explanation of a new pension scheme for the mining industry.

Personal Call (2): We Visit Blaydon Burn
A scraper-box working in a 13-inch seam; the Co-operative brewery supplies miners' club at Blaydon.

Reaping The Wind
A windmill electricity generator at Costa Head in Orkney.

January 1952 - No. 5

Sorting Office
The rail marshalling yard at Toton, Derby.

High Tension
Leatherhead Electricity Research station power lines, and high voltage experiments by the BEA.

Under The Border
Blackhill colliery, near Berwick on Tweed, the most northerly in England. Shows the colliery, its retail delivery service which supplies coal to the farmers of the Cheviots, and the works bus service.

Tee Boy
Profile of John Liddle, sixteen-year-old golf champion, who is a Newcastle NCB employee.

February 1952 - No. 6

Down Diesels
Lowering diesel locomotives at Moorgreen colliery, Nottinghamshire, and installing them underground while the colliery is closed for the annual August holiday.

Emergency Lab
A mobile laboratory developed in the Northumberland area for testing pit gases.

Bird In Hand
Cage bird show at Olympia, with the NCB exhibiting pit canaries. Includes examples of pit canaries and how they are revived

Fire Down Below
Fire hazards on conveyor belts and how to prevent them..

March 1952 - No. 7

Learner Driver
Training diesel drivers on the surface at Ollerton.

The Jackpot
Four Derbyshire miners win £75,000 on the football pools.

Personal Call (3): We Visit Thrislington
A German coal plough working in 2'3" seams

April 1952 - No. 8

The Most Real Man
Sir Andrew Bryan on the British miner.

The Coal Board's Lambton Engine Works, County Durham, repairing and building the Board's rolling stock.

Durham division's boxing finals in Newcastle- upon-Tyne. Includes middle-weight fight L. Simpson v J.F. Parsons; welter-weight D. Lumley v P. Kelly; heavy-weight W. Carr v J. Wilkinson.

May 1952 - No. 9

Royal Visit
The Duke of Edinburgh visits pits near Manchester, including Mosley Common and Astley Green

Field of Coal
Opencast mining near Stafford and restoring farm land after opencast mining.

Crook Draws
Crook Town amateur soccer team in the quarter finals; Crook play Walton & Hersham from Surrey.

George Benson in a Lyric Revue variety sketch (by H.F. Ellis): a comedian's advice on domestic boilers.

June 1952 - No. 10

Olympic Possible
Miner Billy Churm, amateur canoeist from Wellbeck Colliery, Nottinghamshire.

Tom Hill
A retired miner and active welfare organiser at his Denaby youth club.

Personal Call (4): We Visit Coppice
Underground mechanisation at Coppice colliery, with mechanical cutters and loaders at work.

July 1952 - No. 11

Turn Round
Co-operative stevedores at Grimsby docks unloading pit props for the mines.

Holyrood Gathering
A miners annual gala at Holyrood.

Home Run
The Snowdon colliery baseball team (from Kent) play the Averley Cubs.

On The Air
Aerial ropeway maintenance at Ashington colliery, with walkie-talkie apparatus.

August 1952 - No. 12

Annual Report
The National Coal Board's annual report, and the sixtieth Jubilee issue of Mining Review, covering 1947-1952.

Michael Brooke, with data from the BFI SIFT database

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