• Short Summary

    Workers from 107 Yorkshire coal mines gather for annual rally and gala. Rotherham.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Miners rally.

    Miners Union and annual gala. Clifton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

    L/S procession of miners from 107 Yorkshire pits making its way towards Clifton Park. M/S patients from hospital watching at the side. M/S as one pit's banner is pushed along with children riding under it. M/S nurses watching. M/S people marching with fezzes on their heads. M/S as band plays. M/S of another banner. L/S pan across people gathered in Clifton Park to hear speeches by Harold Wilson, Shadow Chancellor, and Will Paynter, Secretary of the National Union of Miners. M/S Wilson speaking. L/S crowd. M/S Paynter speaking.

    M/S children's fancy dress competition. L/S boxing match in progress in ring set up in the park. L/S contestants lined up for the Coal Queen Beauty Contest. L/S crowd looking on. M/S Miss Dorothy Harston from Barnsley parading before the judges. M/S Miss Una Doreen Hall parading. M/S crowd. L/S as the winner, Miss Agnes Fuller representing Beighton colliery, is presented with the sash.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:16:00 / 01:06:10:00

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