Skip to main content
BFI logo











Screenonline banner
Mining Review: 9th Year (1955-56)

The ninth year of the coal industry's own newsreel

Main image of Mining Review: 9th Year (1955-56)

This is a complete list of items screened during Mining Review's 10th year:

September 1955 - No. 1

Sam Watson, DCL
A degree from Durham University for NUM member Sam Watson.

Valley Match
Cricket at Pontypridd - a miner's cricketing son plays for Glamorgan.

Point to Point
National traction engine rally at Appleford, Berkshire.

Giant Cleaner
Manvers Main coal preparation plant, Yorkshire.

October 1955 - No. 2

Nottingham Royal
Pit ponies and mining machinery at the Royal Show at Nottingham.

A vibrating platform which ensures that tubs are filled to capacity.

Invitation Dance
Yugoslav dancers and musicians entertain Yorkshire miners.

November 1955 - No. 3

Show of Strength
Power loading equipment display and report of a conference at Calverton Colliery, Nottinghamshire.

Pit Jubilee
Brodsworth Colliery's 50th birthday celebrations.

The Tower
The giant boring tower at Seafield Colliery on the Firth of Forth.

December 1955 - No. 4

Century Issue
The hundredth issue of Mining Review, devoted to a review of the state of the mining industry.

January 1956 - No. 5

Rescue training underground at a Polish mine.

Emergency Winder
Durham mobile diesel emergency winding gear at Wheatley Hill Colliery.

Safety Belt
The manufacture of a PVC conveyor belt at Northampton.

The third annual Miners' Jazz Band festival at Llandilo, South Wales.

February 1956 - No. 6

No Smoking
The production of smokeless fuel.

Do It Yourself
Grassmoor training centre boys help build new premises.

Breath of Life
New rescue breathing apparatus developed at Mansfield rescue station.

March 1956 - No. 7

Hearth and Home
A house in Croydon is to be converted to modern fuel-burning appliances.

White Mine
The mining of gypsum.

Flight Loading
Flights attached to an ordinary coal-cutter turn it into a power-loader.

Jazz enthusiasts at a Kent colliery club.

April 1956 - No. 8

High-speed heavy duty tipping trucks.

Four Years On
Progress at the new Kinneil Colliery, Scotland.

Pint For Pint
Wyrley No.3 pioneers blood transfusion.

Ken Jones
The most-capped man in Rugby Union football.

May 1956 - No. 9

A drift mine at Newton in Scotland supplies a new NCB brickworks with clay.

A profile of Scottish Division's Area 2.

Barn Dance
Barn dance in a Northumberland village with Jack Armstrong and his band.

June 1956 - No. 10

Up To Date
Completion of the Croydon house shown in Mining Review 9th Year No.7.

Ten Years On: Roof Control
Changes in the technique of roof support systems over the past ten years.

Another Century
Reconstruction and new sinking at Valleyfield Colliery in Fife.

Knocked 'Em In The Old Ford Road
NCB amateur boxing Southern Area finals at Bethnal Green.

July 1956 - No. 11

Storm Warning
Barometric alarm for shotfirers at Groesfaen.

New level tunnels under the mountains at Hafodyrynys colliery.

Area Profile: Aberdare
Survey of No.4 Area, South Western Division.

August 1956 - No. 12

Russian Visit
The Soviet mining delegation arrives and visits Scotland.

Wet Heading
A Joy Continuous miner in wet conditions at Trewlewis colliery.

Sammy Roan
A paraplegic champion angler and fly-tier.

Ten Years On: Winding
Changes in winding techniques over the past ten years.

Data from the BFI SIFT database

Related Films and TV programmes

Related Collections

Thumbnail image of Mining Review (1947-83)Mining Review (1947-83)

Monthly film magazine for the coal industry and mining communities

Thumbnail image of Mining Review: The 1940s/1950sMining Review: The 1940s/1950s

The first thirteen years of the coal industry's own newsreel

Related People and Organisations