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  • Short Summary

    Aftermath of coal mine disaster in Nottinghamshire, Philip Noel-Baker visits scene.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Cresswell Pit Disaster, Cresswell (aka Creswell), near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

    MS coal mine pithead workings with smoke rising from them. CU Truck with words - "NCB Internal Cresswell", pan up to pithead workings. MS Pit Chimney with smoke rising in foreground. MS red cross and sign - "Mine Rescue". MS Rescue men walking out of building. CU of rescue worker. CU Rescue station ambulance. MS Volunteer workers at the pithead filling sandbags. MS Sandbags being filled. CU & MS sandbags being loaded into truck. CU head shot of miner, pan to head shot of another as they fill sandbags. MS sandbags being loaded onto truck. MS Rescue workers entering shaft (2 shots). MS Cage descending. MS fire extinguishers lined up ready for use. CU Notice announcing pithead service, pan to other notices. Back view miners reading notices.

    MS Mr. Philip Noel-Baker, Minister of Fuel and Power, with V. Jeffries, Area Superintendent National Coal Board, followed by other officials arriving on the scene. Back view as they enter tunnel. CU Lord Hyndley passing camera. MS Noel Baker and others walking out of building. MS Baker and another official with rescue worker. CU Baker, pan to Hyndley. MS Rescue workers chatting to Baker and Hyndley. Back view Hyndley talking to rescue workers. MS Baker, Hyndley and others with rescue workers. Pan up from canary in cage to Baker chatting to rescue workers. CU Rescue worker, pan to another. MS Noel Baker, Hyndley and others shaking hands with rescue workers. CU. Rescue worker. MS Rescue party moving off. CU Chart of the mine pan up to men studying it. CU Trucks full of sandbags moving along rail. LS Rescue team leaving pithead. CU Towards rescue worker. CU Rescue workers passing camera. CU Men carrying long prop. Angle shot ambulance. LSs pithead with smoking chimney (2 shots).

    Elevated congregation gathered at pithead for memorial service. CU Woman in congregation. CU man in congregation. MS woman. LS crowd gathered at pithead for service. MS people in congregation. LS digging for sandbags. MS rescue team coming up from pit. CU rescue workers. MS rescue workers. Back view rescue workers walking towards pit. MS miners reading notices. CU pithead notices.

    Date on original dope sheet is 28/09/1950.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:48:00 / 01:14:04:00
    UN 2292 A

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