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  • Short Summary

    We are shown various effects of the coal strike including coal rationing and workers making their own mines.

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    Item title reads - Feeling the Pinch. Cold spell and coal shortage is being acutely felt in poorer districts. London.

    We see coal rationing where it is shovelled onto a scale and weighed, it is then poured into a sack. Various ladies wheel their rations away, they get stuck and a man helps them. Children gather bits of coal and put them in sacks.

    Intertitle - 'Lancs miners "fed up" with being idle, are sinking and profitably working their own little mines'
    We see a man digging up turf and various shots of men digging mines, they bring up buckets full of coal on a pulley.

    Intertitle - 'and everywhere long queues have to patiently await for permits to buy a hundredweight of coal.'
    We see people queuing round the block. Various shots of mines and people brought in to work in them. Various shots as they emerge from the mine, dig slag heaps and wheel coal in trucks. Various shots as miners go down the pit and emerge at the end of their shift, many are from the navy. One man poses in his sailor hat carrying a pick axe.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:10:00 / 01:22:32:00
    G 765

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