London kids collect up every last scrap of coal while Miners' wives protest against the strike.
Intertitle: "The COAL CRISIS. London Kiddies - taking no chances - gather every scrap of fuel - while Miners' wives protest and Leaders deliberate".
C/U of a group of scruffy kids, one boy in roller-skates is collecting scraps of coal in an old sack, a policeman enters and confiscates the sack. M/S of children smashing up lumps of coal to put in bags - some have hammers, others smash it on the ground, in the background a crowd of passers-by watch.
M/S of two women holding a large banner - "MINERS WIVES AGAINST A STRIKE", two policemen can be seen in the foreground.