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Coal on the Doorstep

Locals have strong feelings about the pros and cons of the new open cast mine in Cowdenbeath, Fife.

Documentary 1974 8 mins


“The beautiful green kingdom” and “Dante’s inferno” are differing views of Fife since the new open-cast mine operations began at Cowdenbeath. Some of the opposing views are aired in this section of the television film which survives incomplete in the BFI National Archive.

This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.