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Mining Review: 11th Year (1957-58)

The eleventh year of the coal industry's own newsreel

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This is a complete list of items screened during Mining Review's 11th year:

September 1957 - No. 1

Prop Shop
Processes in the production of hydraulic pit props.

Water Power
Loch Leven's Balgonie colliery's own small hydro-electric plant.

Paper Work
Printing and photographic departments at the NCB headquarters.

Songs of the Coalfields 6: The Row Between the Cages
A 19th Century Newcastle song by Thomas Armstrong, the colliery bard.

October 1957 - No. 2

Show Place
A model coalmine at the NCB stand at Olympia.

Concrete Results
How the cement industry uses coal, and the coal industry uses cement.

Week-End Off
Mining's volunteer first aiders enjoy a weekend holiday at Skegness.

November 1957 - No. 3

Tin Mine
A modern tin mine in Cornwall.

Northumbria miner Joe Steel, world champion crisp eater.

Roof Bolting
How this modern technique helps safety underground in mines.

Marks Manager
Ayrshire colliery manager James Love, winner of the Queen's Prize at Bisley for rifle shooting.

December 1957 - No. 4

Pier Drill
Experimental bore-hole tests coal reserves 1,000 feet down under the River Tyne.

Model Man
Retired Northumbrian stoker John Bennett has built a model colliery.

Out for a Spin
Introduces the gyro loco-powered by high-speed heavy flywheels under the bonnet.

Sea Change
A convalescent home for Warwickshire miners at Swanage.

January 1958 - No. 5

Speech Day
NUM president Ernest Jones opens two Nottinghamshire training centres for miners.

Colliers Collies
A Northumbrian miner's hobby - the breeding of collies.

Coal for Cars
The part coal plays in the British motor car industry. .

February 1958 - No. 6

Mountain Drift
A new drift mine going in under a Monmouthshire mountain (Cwmtillery).

Mechanisation Engineer
The job of a mechanisation engineer.

Cwm Carn Conveyor
the colliery with the longest above ground conveyor in the country.

Charmian Welsh
Colliery manager's daughter and British Olympic diving champion practices at Dawdon Colliery.

March 1958 - No. 7

Cardiff College
The Mining Department of the University College of South Wales moves into the first half of its new building.

Mining Honours
Faceworker George Windsor is awarded a gold medal by a national newspaper in recognition of service to humanity and good workmanship. Sneyd Colliery also honours its veterans.

A new British plough type cutter loader (the Harwood Slicer) to produce large coal.

April 1958 - No. 8

Underground worker Charlie Swann, ace pigeon shooter, combines sport with useful service to local farmers by shooting unwanted pigeons.

Mansfield Woodhouse
The opening of the first new Mines Rescue Station for 27 years.

Night shift deputy Harold Cope keeps fit by weight training.

Large coal produced by means of a No.8 nail and air under high compression.

May 1958 - No. 9

Progress Report - Pithead Baths
A report on the progress of washing facilities, from the tub by the kitchen fire to modern baths.

Miner Bob Lee teaches roller skating to local children.

The new Manvers Main coal preparation and coking plant.

The Old Pheasant
The landlord of a Bedworth pub draws customers by setting up a film projector once a week to show old classics.

June 1958 - No. 10

Divisional Ambulance contest at Grassmoor, Derbyshire.

Coal for Steel
Coal's part in the production of steel.

Mineworkers' National Amateur Boxing Championships at Leeds.

July 1958 - No. 11

The Duke Drops In
The Duke of Edinburgh at the NCB training centre in Clackmannanshire, presenting awards to trainees who have qualified under his Awards Scheme.

A display by surveyor's assistant D. Logan, holder of the Third Dan of the Black Belt.

Paper From Coal
Coal's part in the production of paper..

August 1958 - No. 12

Royal Rothes
The visit of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to Rothes colliery in Fifeshire.

The early stages at Britain's biggest open-cast site.

Motor Rally
Coverage of mining motorists competing in a motor rally from Castleford to Leyburn.

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