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Mining Review: 22nd Year (1968-69)

The twenty-second year of the coal industry's own newsreel

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This is a complete list of items screened during Mining Review's 22nd year:

September 1968 - No. 1

The family of Bernard Wood, fire officer at Bold Colliery, Lancashire, are all in the fire fighting business.
Coal Board worker Carol Bargh and her husband give magic shows at Miners Welfare Clubs.
At Whitburn Workshops, Co. Durham, three men form a special emergency team to fix underground breakdowns.
John Whetton,from a mining family, is Britain's Olympic hope in the 1500 metres at Mexico City.

October 1968 - No. 2

Lynemouth Colliery, burned out and flooded just two years ago, has gone back in to production. The biggest undersea mine in Europe, it will soon produce two million tons of coal a year.

November 1968 - No. 3

Ray Fountain spends his working day driving an NCB truck in his spare time a stock car at Long Eaton Stadium.
A new, high-speed central heating installation service in Birmingham.
'New King Coal' a hovercraft, spare-time built by Gresford Colliery's mining apprentices.
Changing patterns of coal use and distribution.

December 1968 - No. 4

Will Paynter, retiring after 10 years as general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers.
The reservoir at South Leicester colliery has been stocked to give sport to mining anglers.
Cograve colliery loads its power station output the new fast way.

January 1969 - No. 5

Aspects of the part women play in mining and role they can expect to play in British industry in the future.

February 1969 - No. 6

The NCB is growing 20,000 trees in a nursery at Leacroft, Staffs, for use in screening unsightly industry.
Yorkshire twins appear in NCB safety films as a stepping stone to a career in fashion modelling.
Coal tar pitch, and the many products which derive from it.

March 1969 - No. 7

Steam winding at Annesley Colliery, Notts, gives way to electricity.
A new double-ended coal cutter on test for British and overseas mines.
John Downham, auditor, doubles as a 'go-kart' driver.
Computer programming in action in the Yorkshire coalfields.

April 1969 - No. 8

Two and a half thousand Nottinghamshire miners are producing two million tons of coal a year at newly re-organised Bentinck Colliery.
Durham miners let off steam in the Japanese sport of Kendo.
Dennis Ramsay, an eleven-plus failure fifteen years ago, is this year's winner of the gold medal of the Association of Mining Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

May 1969 - No. 9

Bill Lomas, a Yorkshire miner, makes chessmen in his spare time.
Pontefract fifth formers build a full-scale replica of a First World War SE 5a aircraft.
150,000 tons of coal go towards the making of three-quarters of a million tons of cement.

June 1969 - No. 10

Bill Henshaw, an engineer at Pleasley Colliery, Notts, is an astronomer in his spare time.
Mining apprentices at Sherwood Training Centre, Notts learn what the binary system means on a home-made computer.
The Coal industry buys £220 million worth of equipment each year, but getting it underground is a complicated exercise.
At Harlow Wood Hospital, Notts., injured miners are helped back to health in a model drift mine.

July 1969 - No. 11

Britain's largest coal fire boiler installation is at the Army's Central Ordnance Depot at Chilwell, Notts.
Million ton a year Williamthorpe Colliery hydraulic power controls rail wagons on their way through the coal preparation plant.
Field archery is the spare time sport of some Welsh Coal Board workers.
The new Hoverport at Pegwell Bay was built in record time on red and black colliery shale.

August 1969 - No. 12

Moving Energy
More than half of the energy consumed by the nation comes from Britain's coal mines - and all of it has to be moved.
*This film can be watched on BFI InView.

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