Three chimney stacks are purposely demolished in Bolton, Lancashire.
Cuts (rushes, out takes) for story S'EASY in G 1225. The original story is on Pathe Master tape *PM0420*.
M/S as a man pokes dynamite into the base of the tower with a long stick. M/S of the towers. Various shots as the smoke clears, we see holes in the bottom of the chimney, three men stand around and look at it. L/S of the towers. M/S of smoke, M/S of the rubble from the towers, the camera pans across it. Men walk through the rubble and attempt to move a big concrete post. L/S of one tower, M/S of an explosion under it. M/S of the men looking at the holes underneath one of the towers, they pick up hammers and start knocking bits out with them.
Item title reads - "...... s'easy" when you know how! 3 huge chimney stacks in centre of city felled in rapid succession. Bolton, Lancashire.
M/S as a man pokes dynamite into the base of the tower with a long stick. M/S of an explosion, smoke clouds the screen. M/S as one tower collapses then the next, a man runs out of the way. M/S of the third tower giving way and collapsing throwing dust everywhere.
Note: the cuts come first and run from 01:39:44 to 01:42:15. Some shots of the tower are upside down.