From Northumberland and Durham we witness coal mining and life in the villages in Coalfields of the North East “On Film”
Durham Big Meeting 1947 is a fantastic memory. Witness the bands, speeches, and also the funfair.
Visit Easington Miners Training Centre in 1948.
Annual Report for the NCB from 1947. In this interesting short film there is a look underground to see the machines cutting the coal underground and there is much more.
Shipyard for Colliers is from Sunderland in 1948.
The Silksworth Story is from 1948 and in this short film we visit Silksworth Colliery and see the work involved to get a coal shaft back in order to get the coal out the pit. In the three weeks it took, the men were transferred to other collieries nearby before returning to their mother pit after the completion of the work to the shaft.
Country Club is from 1949 and we visit Backworth in Northumberland. During the weekends and holidays the children of Shiremoor and nearby villages enjoy themselves on the estate. We even witness colliery cricket teams in a competition.
The Easington Colliery Disaster from 1951 is also reviewed. Witness the rescue crews on the surface and relatives as they waited in anguish. As the rescue teams return to the surface news was bad, they had lost two of their fellow rescuers.
Lady Day is from Easington in 1951. Twice a year women's institutes hold a meeting and exhibition and we witness first hand as they prepare work for the exhibition.
Good Move is from West Wylam and Prudhoe in Northumberland in 1951. Witness families moving from primitive conditions to new property.
Lure of the Leek is from County Durham in 1961. Here we get a first hand look at about everything to do with growing and showing leeks.
Every Monday Morning is from Heworth in County Durham and all about the Miners Transfer Scheme in 1964.
Story 705 is from 1964. Its about making a story on film and we take a brief visit Lynemouth Colliery in Northumberland. Witness the miners of Lynemouth as the arrive to the surface after a long hard shift. Meet the manager Tom Smith.
So why not step back in time and enjoy this fantastic film and enjoy everything connected to mining in The Coalfields of the North East “On Film”
Running time approx 50 minutes