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Mining Review: 20th Year (1966-67)

The twentieth year of the coal industry's own newsreel

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This is a complete list of items screened during Mining Review's 20th year:

September 1966 - No. 1

Open Day
Open Day at Point of Ayr colliery - a modern mine.

Take Your Pick
Research on mining picks at the National Coal Board's Mining Research Establishment.

Pop Girl
Singing star Valerie Mitchell returns to her home overlooking Seaham Harbour.

October 1966 - No. 2

New Areas for Old - 2
The reorganisation of the Durham and Northumberland coalfield.

The ancient home of the Beaumont family, Coleorton Hall, is now an area headquarters for the National Coal Board.

Midland Palladium
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen at Ollerton Miners' Welfare Centre

November 1966 - No. 3

Iron Work
The cradle of the industrial revolution in the West Midlands looks forward to a new future in reconstructed and new coal mines.

The standardisation of equipment and parts used in mining, saving the industry space, time and money.

Sea Ski
Miners from Snowdon Colliery practice water-skiing off Folkestone.

December 1966 - No. 4

Let's Go to the Movies
Miner's daughter Dorothy Wright becomes a projectionist in an Auckland cinema.

New Headquarters
The National Coal Board's new headquarters at Coal House, Doncaster.

A day in the life of Cotgrave Colliery's pit nurse.

January 1967 - No. 5

Engineers' Day
The Careers Exhibition held at the Science Museum, London.

Local Talent
The new Social Centre at Haford Colliery, built by miners in South Wales.

Join Up
The development of a conveyor belt joiner, by the Coal Board's Mining Research Establishment.

Don McGraw, a Coal Board geologist, is engaged in proving new coalfields off the Durham coast.

February 1967 - No. 6

Water Everywhere
The ever-constant presence of water in a mine, and its disposal.

Warm Partners
The supplies of heat and hot water to dwelling houses from boilers at Silksworth Colliery, County Durham.

Group Therapy
A National Coal Board typist who is also a physiotherapist.

The North West
Transport in the Lancashire coalfield.

March 1967 - No. 7

Sam Thorneycroft
Portrait of the former director of Thoresby Colliery.

Spot Prize
A special safety exhibition for the spotting of deliberate mistakes, held at Michael Colliery in Scotland.

Specify Quality
National Coal Board specifications and the testing of materials.

Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow
Colliery deputy Martin Shaw is also a dance band leader, spending three to four evenings a week playing around the Nottinghamshire coalfield.

April 1967 - No. 8

Safety Command Post
Lancashire's Parkside Colliery adopts army techniques in the war against accidents.

Coal Counties
A survey of Britain's most highly mechanised coalfield.

Young Enterprise
Ashington and Beglinton youngsters devote their weekends to clearing Northumberland's Embleton Beach of war debris.

May 1967 - No. 9

21-year-old Marilyn Smith, daughter and granddaughter of mineworkers, has become a photographic model.

Sight Restored
After four years of total blindness, a retired miner sees again.

North Star
A survey of Britain's biggest coal field - Yorkshire.

June 1967 - No. 10

Nova Scotia
The coal industry in Scotland, and its increasing productivity.

The installation of solid fuel central heating in a large Victorian house in Surrey.

Out of the Past
The Bowes Museum in County Durham, and its collection of local industrial antiquities.

July 1967 - No. 11

Muscle Men
Northumberland miners convert a colliery canteen into a gymnasium and practice weight lifting.

A Special Job
Ashington miners who are also Special Constables.

Computer Workshop
The use of computers in the coal industry.

August 1967 - No. 12

Doreen Henderson
A member of the well-known folk-singing Elliott family, who also plays an active part in the mining community of Birtley, County Durham.

Casualty Union
Members of the Casualty Union at Parkside Colliery, Lancashire, devise ways of simulating injuries, to facilitate first aid training.

100,000 acres of land in Britain is derelict, and the Coal Board plays its part in reclaiming it for new productive uses.

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