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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.