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Mining Review: 12th Year (1958-59)

The twelfth year of the coal industry's own newsreel

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This is a complete list of items screened during Mining Review's 12th year:

September 1958 - No. 1

Chopwell Beauty
Beauty contest in the Durham mining village of Chopwell.

Working Week-End
Two canal enthusiasts who ferry coal from Staffordshire to Worcester in their own barge.

Coals for China
The making of porcelain and china at the Royal Worcester Porcelain Works.

New developments in self-advancing roof supports including the Dawtry Roofmaster.

October 1958 - No. 2

Mark Twain
The positioning of the second sea-boring unit off Blackhall colliery, Durham.

Northumberland miners who staff the Royal Naval minewatching service.

A Time to Dive
A diving festival at Dawdon.

November 1958 - No. 3

Lucky Strike
Ernie, the electric calculator at Lytham is set in operation by remote control from Ashington colliery for the monthly distribution of Premium Bond prizes.

Safe Draw
A colliery blacksmith and a woman tracer share first prize in the East Midlands Divisions Safety Poster Competition.

Sky Shift
Miners in the Territorial Army practice parachute jumping from a captive balloon.

The Whitwick community's ambulance contest.

December 1958 - No. 4

In The Bag
A new mechanized coal depot in North London.

Horse Parade
Pit ponies at the final Horse of the Year Show at Harringay Arena.

Durham University awards honorary degrees to NCB Chairman Sir James Bowman and Prime Minister Harold MacMillan.

January 1959 - No. 5

Preview in Poland
British mining equipment at an international exhibition in Silesia.

Cornwall Packaged Coal
The delivery of coal in paper sacks in Penzance.

Yorkshire 0-2
Denaby Utd lose to Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup.

Nottingham Training for Management
Mining Review interviews men selected for the mining industry's Directed Practical Trainee Scheme.

February 1959 - No. 6

Nottinghamshire Miners Offering
Artist R.A. Milne designs and Felix Domegar makes a stained glass window donated to Langley Church.

Fresh Ground
New techniques ofusing coal ploughs for difficult seams.

Reg Lamb
The life of a Bolsover miner paralysed below the waist after an accident.

March 1959 - No. 7

A giant mobile vacuum cleaner, for cleaning out industrial boilers.

On The Spot
At Westfield, Fife, a new coal-into-gas plant is inaugurated.

Big Shot
Shot put champion Arthur Rowe in training.

Rake's Progress
New tunnelling machinery brings life to a long disused pit.

April 1959 - No. 8

Progress Report - Transport
A survey of progress in the field of underground transport.

The latest development in 'packaged coal'.

Outgoing NUM Secretary Arthur Horner interviewed.

Baby Tower
A made-on-the-spot, do-it-yourself sea boring tower helps in plotting the coal seams under water.

May 1959 - No. 9

Not So Dusty
The manufacture of brickettes from small coal, and their sale in Lancashire.

Miner's son David Whiston plays traditional tunes on a violin.

Shaft Study
A work study survey of shaft operations.

June 1959 - No. 10

Glamorganshire Welsh Shovel
New techniques at Nantgarw Colliery near Wales.

New Boys
New recruits to the coal industry are trained underground by miners.

Beer From Coal
How a brewery works, with vital input from coal.

Fred Norris
The life of long-distance champion runner Fred Norris, a miner at Mosely Common colliery.

July 1959 - No. 11

Family Party
A miners' gala in Edinburgh.

Students at Wigan mining and technical college practise fencing in their spare time.

Geordie Brown
Profile of an 82-year-old ex-miner.

New Look
The re-opening of the modernised Wernos colliery.

August 1959 - No. 12

Children's Day
Festivities of the Annual Children's Day provided by the miners of Ashington.

Testing Time
A recently opened laboratory to serve the scientific needs of the Scottish coalfields.

A new type of conveyor belt going through its paces.

First Course
A recreational course for mining lads held at Lake Windermere.

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