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Mining Review 14th Year No. 10
Spalding in Lincolnshire boasts eight million tulips in glorious array, while Eton boys go down a pit in Ayrshire.
Cinemagazine 1961 10 mins
Tulip Time at Spalding's Festival of Flowers blooms spectacularly - albeit in black and white - as a result of coal-heated greenhouses. Also in this issue of the mining industry cinemagazine, boys from Eton College stay with local mining families in Cumnock and enjoy a trip underground at Barony Colliery. They emerge "dirty, happy and wiser", having seen first-hand how the nation's coal is won.
Coal on Film
Documentary 1950 36 mins Silent Location: Featherstone
Absorbing overview of coalmining in the early years of nationalisation.
Durham Miners Gala
Non-Fiction 1930 2 mins Silent Location: Durham
Billowing banners and copious crowds throng Durham for the annual Miners' Gala.
Current affairs 1984 6 mins Location: Stafford
With a crowd of over 2,000 and a pop star like reception for Arthur Scargill, the NUM conference in Sheffield is a rallying cry from the striking miners.
Romance of a Lump of Coal
Documentary 1935 5 mins
A filmic speed date with the multifaceted rock celebrates its talents and virtues in the days before its shortcomings soured the relationship.
Lle Triga’r Caneri
Documentary 1989 46 mins Location: Loughor
From Tenerife to Treorchy: Jack Bellamy’s tribute to the canary, the little yellow songster that saved so many miners’ lives.
Tidy Is Safe
Documentary 1975 14 mins
A neat coalition between the Keep Britain Tidy Group and the National Coal Board aims to inspire colliery cleanliness.
Promotional 1984 14 mins Location: Lincoln
A promotional film to attract industry to Lincolnshire, focusing on successfully established business in the area.
An Unbroken Tradition
Travelogue 1979 25 mins Location: Lincoln
Explore "the best of an older England" in this sun-drenched TV travelogue of Lincolnshire's rural villages, cobbled market towns and ancient cities.
Out and About
Non-Fiction 1979 14 mins Location: Leeds
Sandwiched between two typical native spectacles, the flower show and performing animals, the Leeds Carnival brings forth all the rhythms and exuberance of the Caribbean.
Spalding Tulip Festival May 1967
Amateur film 1967 9 mins Silent Location: Spalding
With brilliantly hued flower petals in their thousands the intricate displays of Spalding's tulip parade are sure to impress.
Tulip Time in South Lincolnshire
Amateur film 1953 10 mins Silent Location: Spalding
With a Tulip Queen and acres of brilliant bright flowers to see tourists clog the roads of Spalding in search of a perfect field of blooms.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.