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Mining Review: 8th Year (1954-55)

The eighth year of the coal industry's own newsreel

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This is a complete list of items screened during Mining Review's 8th year:

September 1954 - No. 1

Combined Operations
Progress report on the £4 million project to rebuilding Mardy colliery, Rhondda Valley. Includes the underground tunnel between Mardy and Bwllfa Colliery were best dry steam coal is found.

A disabled ex-miner leads amateur archers.

Burning Bright
A teaching lamp testing station.

Ploughing Fast
The operation of the new coal plough (Lobbe Hobel) winning 800 tons a shift at Lady Windsor Colliery, South Wales.

October 1954 - No. 2

National Eisteddfod
Royal National Eisteddfod at Ystardgynlais: includes exhibition of pit ponies, rope-splicing, fire-fighting, welding etc.

Progress Report
The new shaft sinking at Bevercotes, a £5.5 million project.

Beer and Skittles
Rhonnda Valley enthusiasts gather at Parc and Dare unionist club to play skittles in Trearchy pub.

Push Button Pithead
A completely automatic all-electric winding system installed down No.2 shaft at Lynemouth colliery near Northumberland.

November 1954 - No. 3

Prevention Is Better
How colliery workshops increase efficiency across multiple pits.

Helping Hands
A new wing at the Skegness Holiday Camp, adapted for paraplegic miners, is built with the support of the Coal Industry Welfare Fund, the NUM, the Coal Board and individual Derbyshire miners.

Fair Deal
The launching of a lifeboat opens two days of regatta festivities at Deal.

December 1954 - No. 4

Polish Visit
British trade union delegations visit Poland.

A Canadian coal cutter at Rawdon colliery.

New Line
Electrification of the Wath-Manchester railway line.

A Somerset miner raises mink.

January 1955 - No. 5

Newton Hill
A miners' training centre.

Winlaton Sword Dance
Blaydon miners' children sword dancing.

119 Not Out
An old steam engine at work at Warden Law colliery.

How industrial users could save more coal.

February 1955 - No. 6

Ex-miner Arthur Newton paints pictures in colliery canteens.

Short Lease
Coal won from Wentworth drift.

Top Brass
Divisional brass band contest.

March 1955 - No. 7

Land of His Fathers
The visit of the President of the Australian Federation of Mineworkers to South Wales.

Shearer Loader
Anderton shearer loader at Cronton colliery.

Sands of Dee
Point of Ayr reconstruction.

Deep Waters
Underground canals draining Lancashire pits.

April 1955 - No. 8

Wigan Skips
Skip winding at Bold colliery.

Whuppity Scoorie
Traditional rites at Lanark.

Chase for Production
The reconstruction of Cannock Chase.

Jo Hair
A blinded miner makes good.

May 1955 - No. 9

Surface Training
Snowdon Colliery footballers.

Gloster Getter
A cutter loader at Cresswell.

University and Coal Board scientists research into rescue conditions at Oxford and Doncaster.

June 1955 - No. 10

Entente Cordiale
The visit of a French Coal Board delegation to Britain.

The Big Wheel
A Koepe winder at Snowdon Colliery.

Champion NCB netballers.

Profile: From the Ranks
An ex-RAF Sergeant-Pilot makes a career in mining.

July 1955 - No. 11

Mum's Day
Open day at a training centre.

Time Well Spent
A first aid competition.

Boxing: National Finals
Amateur boxing championship at Edinburgh.

No Returning
The closure of Long Lane colliery.

August 1955 - No. 12

A radio amateur at Betteshanger.

Rose Marie
A rehearsal of an amateur musical production.

Underground signalling at Betteshanger.

Riding High
A miner-motorcyclist.

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