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Mining Review 2nd Year No. 4

The majestic rebirth of Manchester's Bradford Colliery and other stories.

1948 9 mins


The industrial landscape of Manchester provides a stunningly cinematic backdrop for this edition of the National Coal Board newsreel, Mining Review. The top story is the construction of a new mine shaft to a tunnel transporting coal to Stuart Street Power Station. Other locations featured include Nottingham, London, Bedworth and Flimby. When this was shot, Mining Review was in its second year, and had a regular team in place with Donald Alexander producing it for Data Film Productions.

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